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Risk for Anxiety and Depression Is High Among COVID-19 Survivors


New research out of England’s Oxford University found that one in three survivors of COVID-19 illness experienced a neurological or psychiatric disorder within 6 months of recovery. Including more than 230,000 subjects—mostly from the United States—the study discovered an increased risk for 14 mental disorders among COVID-19 survivors, with anxiety and depression being the most commonly found. Published in The Lancet, the article noted that it remained unclear how COVID-19 and psychiatric disorders were related, but the same association was not found among those who had recovered from other respiratory illnesses such as influenza. Click here to read more.

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