Schizophrenia and COVID-19

Other than age schizophrenia is the leading risk factor for mortality in COVID-19. After adjusting for demographic and medical risk factors, a premorbid diagnosis of a schizophrenia spectrum disorder was significantly associated with mortality (odds ratio [OR], 2.67; 95% CI, 1.48-4.80). Part of the diffiulites with schizophrenia and COVID-19 could be housing conditions of the seriously menally ill and delays in getting treatment but individuals with schizophrenia could be ill in a lot of different ways. Schizophrenia is not only a mental illness.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s