Mental Health Disorders May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19 - Experts Explain

Mental Health Disorders May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19 - Experts Explain
Posted on Nov 24 2021
Yahoo! News

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. Katlyn Nemani, MD, research assistant professor in NYU Langone Health's Department of Psychiatry, stressed that, in her view, people with severe mental illness, schizophrenia in particular, are at the most risk. Christine Crawford, MD, MPH, associate medical director at NAMI, told The New York Times that chronic mental health conditions can "wreak havoc on the body's immune system," making people more vulnerable.