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More than a third of COVID-19 survivors suffer neurological and psychiatric effects, study finds

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LOS ANGELES - Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been growing concern that survivors might be at an increased risk of brain disorders.

Now, a new study shows that more than one in three COVID-19 survivors may suffer from longer-term neurological and psychiatric effects from the virus.In the study published in The Lancet Psychiatry, researchers used data obtained from the TriNetX electronic health records network with over 81 million patients.Among 236,379 patients diagnosed with COVID-19, a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis was found in 33.62% of individuals with 12.84% receiving their first such diagnosis.RELATED: NIH STUDY: Researchers find evidence to suggest COVID-19 can cause brain damage"To our knowledge, we provide the.

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