Sunday, December 5, 2021

Mental Disorders

Mental disorders swell, women & youth most affected: Lancet

The study, published in The Lancet, suggests that additional 53 million cases of major depressive disorder and 76 million cases of anxiety disorders were due to the pandemic.

Mental disorders may increase death risk in older Covid patients

"We see a high excess mortality due to Covid-19 among the elderly with severe mental disorders, which gives us reason to consider whether this group should be given priority for vaccines," said researcher Martin Maripuu, Associate Professor

Novel way may diagnose mental disorders in early pregnancy

For the study, the team analysed 2,271 women with questions that are part of what's called the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

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