Sumary of Mental Health Disorders May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19 – Experts Explain:
- This fall, the CDC identified mental health disorders as underlying health conditions that may result in more serious cases of COVID-19 or, even, dying from the virus.
- To be clear, this differs from studies suggesting COVID-19 cases have led to increased mental illness diagnoses.
- POPSUGAR spoke to two medical professionals about how some mental illnesses can increase your likelihood of severe or fatal COVID-19 — here’s what we know.
- One that reviewed 21 studies suggested those with preexisting mood disorders of depression or bipolar disorder were more likely to get hospitalized for, and die from, COVID-19 compared with those without mood disorders.
- It did not find an association between “severe events” (oxygen therapy, ventilation, admission to the ICU, etc.