PHILADEPHIA, PA - 1/3 of Covid Survivors Diagnosed with Longterm Mental Health Disorders - Board Certified Clinical Psychologist Dr. Meghan Marcum Available
The Journal of Lancet Psychiatry just reported that as many as one in three people infected with Covid-19 have been diagnosed with long-term mental health conditions.
The study found that 34% of Covid-19 survivors received a diagnosis within six months of their infection. Most commonly diagnosed with anxiety, which contributed to 17% of those treated for Covid-19, followed by mood disorders found in 14% of patients.
The world has already been grappling with a mental health epidemic - what does this new report mean for doctors and long-term mental health care? What are some possible reasons we see these diagnoses, and how can folks determine if they require treatment?
Dr. Marcum serves as Chief Psychologist at A Mission for Michael, a premier mental health treatment facility in Southern California. Prior, she worked in the Neurosciences Institute at Hoag Hospital, where she holds full privileges.