In the three months following testing positive for Covid-19, one in five survivors were recorded as having a first time diagnosis of anxiety, depression or insomnia. Photo: Xinhua In the three months following testing positive for Covid-19, one in five survivors were recorded as having a first time diagnosis of anxiety, depression or insomnia. Photo: Xinhua
In the three months following testing positive for Covid-19, one in five survivors were recorded as having a first time diagnosis of anxiety, depression or insomnia. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus survivors at higher risk of mental illness, study finds

  • Lancet report found 20 per cent of those infected with the coronavirus are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days
  • The study analysed electronic health records of 69 million people in the United States, including more than 62,000 cases of Covid-19

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
In the three months following testing positive for Covid-19, one in five survivors were recorded as having a first time diagnosis of anxiety, depression or insomnia. Photo: Xinhua In the three months following testing positive for Covid-19, one in five survivors were recorded as having a first time diagnosis of anxiety, depression or insomnia. Photo: Xinhua
In the three months following testing positive for Covid-19, one in five survivors were recorded as having a first time diagnosis of anxiety, depression or insomnia. Photo: Xinhua
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