Mental health and Covid — correction

Earlier I had reported incorrectly that one in five Covid patients developed subsequently mental health problems.  Here is the original paper, and a more accurate rendering of the result is this:

“In the period between 14 and 90 days after COVID-19 diagnosis, 5.8% COVID-19 survivors had their first recorded diagnosis of psychiatric illness (F20–F48), compared with 2.5–3.4% of patients in the comparison cohorts. Thus, adults have an approximately doubled risk of being newly diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder after COVID-19 diagnosis.”

That is still a lot of mental health problems, but much smaller than the original claim.

For a pointer on the econometrics I thank Patrick Collison.

And here is a new paper Discussion of Mental Illness and Mental Health by NBA Players on Twitter.

Keep reading this article on Marginal Revolution.

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