1 in 5 coronavirus patients diagnosed with mental illness

Doctors 'urgently' need to investigate the causes of illness and find new treatments, says author
Australian Associated Press

Many COVID-19 patients are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness say psychiatrists, after a large study found 20% of those infected are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.

Anxiety, depression and insomnia are most common among recovered COVID-19 patients. The researchers also found significantly higher risks of dementia.