Psychiatric sequelae seen in many COVID-19 survivors: study

Mental disorders could stem from effects of the virus itself or psychosocial stressors of being infected during the pandemic, researchers say

COVID-19 survivors suffer higher rates of psychiatric disorders including post-traumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety, insomnia and depression, according to a survey conducted at an Italian hospital.

Elderly woman in hospital coronavirus

The study at Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital showed that 55% of the 402 patients monitored after being treated for the virus experienced at least one of these disorders.

The patients (265 men and 137 women) were examined at a one-month follow-up after treatment for COVID-19, with the

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