A new study released Thursday that shows those diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder are 3.7% more likely to get a breakthrough COVID-19 infection than those without psychiatric disorders.
The study was published Thursday by the JAMA Network Open.
It shows people with substance use disorder had an up to 16% greater risk of getting a breakthrough infection.
Those with adjustment disorder were linked to a roughly 13% higher chance of breakthrough infection.
The study also found that those with anxiety disorders had a roughly 8% higher risk of breakthrough infection.
Researchers say their findings might warrant focusing more prevention efforts on this group, like prioritizing testing and boosters.