Analysis of COVID-19 Infection, Mortality Among Patients With Psychiatric Disorders

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: An analysis of health record data for 2.5 million people found that patients with schizophrenia and mood disorders had lower rates of infection with SARS-CoV-2 in 2020, although patients with schizophrenia had higher death rates due to COVID-19.

Authors: Antonio L. Teixeira, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is the corresponding author.

 

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