Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, mental illnesses have been on the rise.
Studying if there is a link between the two, psychiatrists have found that many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness.
reported that they came to the conclusion based on a study which discovered that 20 per cent of those infected with COVID-19 were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days.
COVID-19 causing mental stress
The study found that among the most common signs experienced by patients after recovering from the virus and later developing mental problems include anxiety, depression and insomnia.
The study, which was published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, analysed electronic health records of 69 million people in the United States, including more than 62,000 COVID-19 patients.
The study also found that three months after the diagnosis of COVID-19, one in five survivors had anxiety, depression or insomnia.
Also, the study found that people who already suffer from mental illness were 65 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19.
What an unfortunate find.