Mental health effects of COVID-19 include anxiety, insomnia and dementia.
The mental health toll of COVID-19 is far reaching, affecting people who have survived the illness, cared for the sick, lost a loved one, suffered a job loss, or all of the above. In fact, according to a new study, 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients received a psychiatric diagnosis within 90 days of their COVID diagnosis. These included anxiety disorders, insomnia and dementia. Learn more about COVID’s mental health effects, how to help yourself or a loved one, and what you can do to protect your mental health during times of ongoing stress and uncertainty.