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34% of Covid-19 survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological

 


A third of Covid-19 survivors suffer 'brain disease,' study shows

34% of Covid-19 survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological

As many as one in three people infected with Covid-19 have longer term mental health or neurological symptoms, researchers reported Tuesday.

They found 34% of Covid-19 survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological condition within six months of their infection, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.

The most common diagnosis was anxiety, found in 17% of those treated for Covid-19, followed by mood disorders, found in 14% of patients.