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One in three people who contracted COVID-19 were diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months of infection.

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One in three people who contracted COVID-19 were diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months of infection.
There was a 44% greater overall risk of neurological and mental health diagnoses after COVID-19 than after flu.
The observational study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, used electronic health records to track more than 236,000 COVID-19 patients, mostly from the US, following infection.Anxiety (17%) and mood disorders (14%) were the most common issues found…

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