Patients likely to have mental health issues after COVID-19 diagnosis: research

A view of the Intensive Care Unit treating COVID-19 coronavirus patients. AFP/Michael Dantas

JOHANNESBURG - New research shows that nearly 20-percent of COVID-19 patients develop mental health issues within three months of diagnosis. 

These include depression, anxiety, and dementia.

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Researchers evaluated the health records of 69-million people in the United States, which included over 62,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19.

Doctors have long suspected that COVID-19 was linked to higher rates of mental health problems.


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