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.

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