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Association of psychological distress prior to infection with risk of post–COVID-19 conditions

JAMA Psychiatry

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of individuals followed up for more a year starting in April 2020, researchers found pre-infection psychological distress, including symptoms of depression, anxiety, worry about COVID-19, loneliness, and perceived stress, was strongly associated with the risk of post–COVID-19 conditions, sometimes called long COVID, among those infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Authors: Siwen Wang, M.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Medicine in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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