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Patients with schizophrenia are five times more likely to die from COVID-19



As noted in the material, people with psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia) were 4.84 times more likely to die from COVID-19 compared with those who do not have severe mental illness. The risk of death also increases with depression and bipolar disorder. In terms of hospitalization, the scores for participants with bipolar disorder and those with psychotic illness were 37.3 percent and 35.8 percent, respectively.

Some of these results are due to a number of factors. This is male, ethnic minority, old age, the presence of certain diseases.

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