Some coronavirus survivors develop depression, anxiety within months of diagnosis, study finds
“People have been worried that COVID-19 survivors will be at greater risk of mental health problems, and our findings … show this to be likely,” Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at Britain’s Oxford University, told Reuters.
Researchers from the University of Oxford examined anonymised electronic health records of over 69 million U.S. patients, 62,354 of which were diagnosed with coronavirus from late January to August 1. Findings were published on Monday in The Lancet Psychiatry.
“Adverse mental health consequences of COVID-19, including anxiety and depression, have been widely predicted but not yet accurately measured,” study authors wrote, adding that “reliable estimation…requires large, well-controlled cohort studies.”
The team set out to find whether a coronavirus diagnosis was associated …continued .
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