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Many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness

А large study found 20% of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.

The study «Bidirectional associations between COVID-19 and psychiatric disorder: retrospective cohort studies of 62 354 COVID-19 cases in the USA» was published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
Researchers analysed electronic health records of 69 million people in the United States, including more than 62,000 cases of COVID-19.

Authors: Maxime Taquet, PhD; Sierra Luciano, BA; Prof John R Geddes, FRCPsych; Prof Paul J Harrison, FRCPsych

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215−0366(20)30462−4

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