Psychological Distress Increases Risk of Post-COVID-19 Complications

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A study of nearly 55,000 participants found that individuals with psychological distress markers before a COVID-19 diagnosis were nearly 1.5 times more likely to show symptoms of post-COVID-19 conditions (commonly referred to as long COVID). Depression, anxiety, worry about contracting COVID-19, loneliness and stress were associated with complications post-COVID-19 infection and impairment in daily living, even after adjusting for health-related factors. Individuals with two or more types of psychological distress were the most likely to present post-COVID-19 conditions. Future research should explore whether interventions to reduce psychological distress can help prevent or mitigate physical health conditions, such as long COVID. To learn more, see the study in JAMA Psychiatry.
 

About Mental Illness

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

What is Recovery

Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.

We’re Here to Listen

In Crisis?

You can chat one-to-one online at:
www.Foundation2CrisisChat.org
Online & texting chats are available from 9am-3pm M-F. All contacts are confidential.

Call the NAMI Helpline at

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741

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