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1 in 3 COVID Survivors Suffers Neurological Or Mental Disorders, Study Finds – NECN

1 in 3 COVID Survivors Suffers Neurological Or Mental Disorders, Study Finds – NECN
One in 3 COVID survivors has suffered a neurological or psychiatric disorder within six months of infection with the virus, an observational study of more than...

One in 3 COVID survivors has suffered a neurological or psychiatric disorder within six months of infection with the virus, an observational study of more than 230,000 patient health records has estimated.For 13% of these people, it was their first recorded neurological or psychiatric diagnosis.However, until now, there have been no large-scale data examining the risks of neurological as well as psychiatric diagnoses in the six months after COVID-19 infection," the department said.Overall, the estimated incidence of being diagnosed with a neurological or mental health disorder following a COVID infection was 34%, the study led by researchers at the University of Oxford found when looking at 14 neurological and mental health disorders.

After taking into account underlying health characteristics, such as age, sex, ethnicity and existing health conditions, there was overall a 44% greater risk of neurological and mental health diagnoses after COVID than after flu, and a 16% greater risk after COVID than with respiratory tract infections.This group was compared with 105,579 patients diagnosed with influenza and 236,038 patients diagnosed with any respiratory tract infection, including influenza.

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