Six-month study links Covid-19 to mental illness, brain disorders

Modified 28 Jan 2021, 2:07 am

COVID-19 | Covid-19 survivors are more likely to be diagnosed for a range of psychiatric or neurological illnesses in the six months following their diagnosis, according to a study.

This included conditions such as bleeding within the skull; stroke; myoneural junction or muscle disease; mood, anxiety, or psychotic disorders; substance abuse; and insomnia.

Overall, about one-in-eight survivors would be diagnosed for their first psychiatric or neurological illness following their Covid-19 diagnosis...

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