Monitor mental health after COVID-19: psychiatrist

GPs are ideally placed to identify signs of depression and other sequelae, says Dr Mahesh Jayaram

Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 infections should be monitored for psychiatric symptoms such as signs of depression, mood swings and PTSD, Australian researchers suggest.

Dr Mahesh Jayaram.

Psychiatrist Dr Mahesh Jayaram, from the Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne, says although there are many ‘unknowns’, studies have identified some psychiatric sequelae.

Dr Jayaram is a member of a research