As pandemic enters year 2, mental health burden becomes clearer
AMA April 16, 2021
Nearly four in 10 Americans say that worry and stress related to the threat of COVID-19 has played a negative role in their mental health, according to a health tracking poll from Kaiser Family Foundation. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a disparate impact on mental health across the country, intensifying the need for access to treatment.
Additionally, one in three patients with COVID-19 are diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurological condition within six months, according to a recent study
in The Lancet Psychiatry. These COVID long-hauler symptoms are mostly mood disorders but also include strokes and dementia. One in eight patients were also diagnosed with a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression for the first time. And while people with very severe...