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Nearly a third of patients who sought emergency department treatment for COVID-19 were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder at a post-recovery health check, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. 
People with dementia have double the risk of contracting COVID-19, and have higher hospitalization and mortality rates when they do get the virus, compared with those without dementia, according to a published study.
Even after pandemic stay-at-home orders were lifted, people with obesity continued to struggle with mental health challenges, according to a study published online in Clinical Obesity.
ED visit rates in the US for mental health conditions, suicide attempts, overdoses, intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect were higher during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to last year.
While statewide stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic were initially associated with an increase in internet searches for mental health symptoms, the effect was temporary.

With fear over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreading worldwide and cautionary measures changing our daily lives, it's understandable for everyone to feel some anxiety. In this short…

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