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One in five covid-19 patients are diagnosed with a mental illness within three months

Anxiety disorders, insomnia, and dementia were the most common diagnoses.
by Charlotte Jee

The news: There have been increasing numbers of anecdotal reports of a link between surviving covid-19 and developing mental health problems in recent months. Now we have some numbers to back those reports up. A new study, published in Lancet Psychiatry, has found that almost one in five people who have had covid-19 go on to be diagnosed with a mental illness within three months of testing positive.

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