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Study finds link between poor mental health and long Covid

High levels of distress before coronavirus infection raises risk of long Covid, say Harvard researchers

People who are highly stressed, anxious, lonely or depressed before catching coronavirus are more prone to long Covid than those in good mental health, according to a major study.

A Harvard analysis of health data from nearly 55,000 US volunteers, most of whom were women, found that high levels of psychological distress before Covid infection raised the risk of long-term illness by 32%-46%.

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