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.
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.