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Scientists in England found people diagnosed with COVID-19 are at a greater risk of developing a range of psychological and neurological conditions. Read more: https://cbsloc.al/2Ospmd5
ELIOTT RODRIGUEZ: And now to a CBS4 News health alert, new research is revealing more about the psychological impact of the Coronavirus. Scientists in England found people diagnosed with Covid-19 are at a greater risk of developing a range of psychological and neurological conditions.
Researchers at Oxford found one in three COVID patients in the US developed brain or psychiatric disorders within six months of being infected. The team found patients were treated more often for a range of disorders from common ones like anxiety and depression to rare conditions like dementia and psychosis. They hope future studies will reveal more.
PAUL HARRISON: Is this, for example, a direct effect of the virus getting into the brain and damaging the brain? Is it inflammation in the brain?
ELIOTT RODRIGUEZ: Scientists also found the sicker people become from COVID, the more likely they were to develop mental health complications. The study is published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal.