“In the period between 14 and 90 days after COVID-19 diagnosis, 5.8% COVID-19 survivors had their first recorded diagnosis of psychiatric illness (F20–F48), compared with 2.5–3.4% of patients in the comparison cohorts. Thus, adults have an approximately doubled risk of being newly diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder after COVID-19 diagnosis.”
That is still a lot of mental health problems, but much smaller than the original claim.
For a pointer on the econometrics I thank Patrick Collison.
And here is a new paper Discussion of Mental Illness and Mental Health by NBA Players on Twitter.