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Covid survivors at higher risk of neurological or mental disorders: study

Apr 07, 2021 11:01 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Scientists fear the pandemic could lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems.

One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients was diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months of being diagnosed. Anxiety and depression were the most common diagnoses among the 14 disorders in Covid survivors battling mental health issues.

Researchers are however not clear how the virus is linked to psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression, but that these. Researchers further added that post-Covid cases of stroke, dementia and other neurological disorders though rare, were still significant, especially in those who suffered severe bout of the infection.

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