People with schizophrenia are THREE TIMES more likely to die from Covid-19 than those without mental health issues – with old age the only higher risk factor
Schizophrenia is the second biggest risk factor for dying of COVID-19 after old age, 新しい研究は示しています.
The mental health condition almost triples the risk of dying from Covid-19 when compared to a healthy person aged between 18 そして 44.
People aged over 45 were found to be 3.8 それは, whereas over-75s were revealed as being at 35 times higher risk of death.
Other conditions which increased the risk of death include heart failure (60 per cent increased risk), high blood pressure (38 パーセント) and diabetes (27 パーセント).
Men were found to be 69 per cent more at risk of death than women and non-white people (黒, asian, mixed race) だった 47 per cent more at-risk compared to whites.
Researchers suggest that immune system problems linked to schizophrenia might contribute to the high death rates seen in patients with the disorder.
The mental health condition almost triples the risk of dying from Covid-19 when compared to a healthy person aged between 18 そして 44. Other conditions which increased the risk of death include heart failure (60 per cent increased risk), high blood pressure (38 パーセント) and diabetes (27 パーセント)
Researchers from New York University studied anonymous health records of more than 7,000 hospitalised Covid-19 patients between March and May 2020, 75 of which had medically diagnosed schizophrenia.
Mortality was defined as death or discharge to hospice within 45 days following a positive test result for the coronavirus.
‘Our findings illustrate that people with schizophrenia are extremely vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19,’ says study lead author Dr Katlyn Nemani.
‘With this newfound understanding, health care providers can better prioritise vaccine distribution, テスト, and medical care for this group.’
Professor Shon Lewis of the University of Manchester, who was not involved in the study, 前記: ‘It is a good, robust study with important findings.
‘We have known for some time that people with schizophrenia in the UK have a life expectancy reduced by 18-20 years compared to the general population.
‘This awful statistic is due largely to increased rates of cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic disease resulting from lack of exercise, 肥満, smoking and side effects of some medications in people with schizophrenia.
‘This latest finding spotlights how good preventive care must now be urgently focused on this incredibly vulnerable and disadvantaged population. They should be immediately prioritised for vaccination.’
The clinically extremely vulnerable vaccine priority group includes people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes, which were found to be at 1.23 そして 1.27 more at risk of death from Covid than a healthy person. This is dwarfed by the 2.67 figure for schizophrenia (株式)
現在, the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has prioritised all people over 50 for the jab, as well as healthcare workers and the clinically extremely vulnerable, which are in the fourth priority slot ahead of over-65s.
This group includes people with ‘severe mental illness’, but it remains unknown if that includes people with schizophrenia.
The clinically extremely vulnerable group also includes people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes, which were found to be between at 1.23 そして 1.27 times higher risk of death from Covid than a healthy person. This is dwarfed by the 2.67 figure for schizophrenia.
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While people with schizophrenia were found to be at much higher risk of death, people with anxiety and mood disorders were not.
この, 研究者は言う, indicates there may be an unknown underlying mechanism which puts schizophrenics at elevated risk.
Dr Nemani says this may be an immune system disturbance, possibly tied to the genetics of the disorder.
‘Now that we have a better understanding of the disease, we can more deeply examine what, 900億ポンドの総投資額のうち5億ポンドに相当, immune system problems might contribute to the high death rates seen in these patients with schizophrenia,’ says study senior author Dr Donald Goff at NYU Langone.
The study was published today in JAMA Psychiatry.
More than HALF of hospitalised Covid-19 patients develop a psychiatric disorder after being discharged
More than half of patients who receive hospital treatment for Covid-19 later develop a psychiatric disorder, a study reveals.
の合計 402 coronavirus patients at San Raffaele hospital in Milan were assessed as part of a research project to see the long-term impacts of the virus on the brain.
It revealed that one month after leaving hospital, a large amount of people suffered from either post-traumatic stress (PTSD), 不安, insomnia or depression.
The survey showed that more than half of the patients – 265 men and 137 女性 – experienced at least one of these disorders.
‘It was immediately clear that the inflammation caused by the disease could also have repercussions at the psychiatric level,’ said professor Francesco Benedetti, group leader of the Research Unit in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology at San Raffaele, 声明の中で.
The report was published in the scientific journal 彼らは、4枚パネルのフライトボールを他の2つのFIFA承認ボールと比較します, Behavior and Immunity.
Based on clinical interviews and self-assessment questionnaires, physicians found PTSD in 28 症例のパーセント, depression in 31 パーセント, anxiety in 42 per cent of patients and insomnia in 40 パーセント, and finally obsessive-compulsive symptoms in 20 パーセント.