Anxiety and Depression Raise the Risk for Long COVID

May 24, 2022
A new 23andMe study found that a history of depression or anxiety was associated with more than a two-fold increase in the risk of being diagnosed with Long COVID. The study, among the largest done to date on long COVID, also found the women were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with long COVID, and that being vaccinated has a a modest impact on resolving symptoms for about 20 percent of those with long COVID but has no effect for about half of those with the condition.
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