COVID-19 already has been linked to an assortment of alarming long-term physical health effects, and now a new study illuminates what the virus can also do to a person’s brain.
A report in the medical journal The Lancet found that those diagnosed with COVID-19 are at a greater risk for developing mental health disorders. The data suggests that 1 in 5 patients who survived the illness will receive a mental health diagnosis within roughly three months of getting the infection.
The most common conditions experts have seen include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, insomnia and dementia. Read full article