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Neuropsychiatric risks of severe COVID-19, other severe acute respiratory infections

JAMA Psychiatry

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About The Study: In this study of more than 8 million adults in England during the COVID-19 pandemic, risks of new anxiety disorder, dementia, psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder diagnoses were significantly increased in adults surviving hospitalization for COVID-19 or other severe acute respiratory infections compared with the general population. Risks of these neuropsychiatric illnesses were similar for COVID-19 and non-COVID severe respiratory infections.

Authors: Peter Watkinson, M.D., of the University of Oxford in Oxford England, is the corresponding author.

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