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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on people's mental health. Besides the indirect impact of the pandemic, a diagnosis of COVID-19 is itself associated with a greater risk of subsequent mental illness. Conversely, people with an existing psychiatric diagnosis are at an increased risk of getting COVID-19. Here, we discuss why this is the case.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.medj.2021.06.009

Type

Journal article

Journal

Med (N Y)

Publication Date

13/08/2021

Volume

2

Pages

899 - 902