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One-third of Covid-19 survivors suffer from neurological or mental disorders – study

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One in three Covid-19 survivors - covered by a study involving more than 230,000 patients, most of them Americans - was diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months, suggesting that the pandemic may lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems, scientists said Tuesday.

The researchers who conducted the study said it is unclear how the virus is linked to psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression. Still, these are the most common diagnoses among the 14 disorders considered.

Cases of stroke, dementia, and other neurological disorders following Covid-19 are rarer . . .

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