A new study revealed that if you suffer from typical psychological conditions

 such as anxiety or depression, you may have a 50% increased risk of contracting Covid-19 for a long time.

According to a study published this month in JAMA Psychiatry

people who self-identified as experiencing anxiety, despair or loneliness

who were excessively anxious or worried on a regular basis, were more likely to have prolonged Covid-19.

Having higher levels of psychological distress before a Covid infection also increased the risk of having prolonged Covid

The study findings could be used to support the concept that post-Covid illness is psychosomatic

 the study`s message should be that people with existing psychological distress are closer to the "disaster" of prolonged Covid

Ely, co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship.