Mental Illness Tied to COVID-19 Breakthrough Infection
Psychiatric disorders remained significantly associated with incident breakthrough infections above and beyond sociodemographic and medical factors, suggesting that mental health is important to consider in conjunction with other risk factors
@pawan The researchers reviewed the records of 263,697 veterans who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Just over a half (51.4%) had one or more psychiatric diagnoses within the last 5 years and 14.8% developed breakthrough COVID-19 infections, confirmed by a positive SARS-CoV-2 test. Psychiatric diagnoses among the veterans included depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, adjustment disorder, substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dissociation, and eating disorders.