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SANE comment on study finding Covid-19 raises risk of depression
Added: 7th Apr 2021

Please find below comment from Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, on research from the University of Oxford that suggests people who have had Covid-19 are at high risk of developing later anxiety and mood disorders:

“This study highlights the urgency of accelerating the Government’s programme to improve mental health services, to meet what could be a significant increase in the number of people needing support and treatment in the coming months.

“The findings suggest large numbers of people with a previous Covid infection, including those who had not been hospitalised, may develop depression or other mood or anxiety disorders as a consequence. Services are already under considerable strain and without emergency investment we fear people could be left with no-one to talk to and nowhere to turn.”

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