One-Third of Former COVID-19 Patients Experience Mental Health Problems

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A six-month neurological and psychiatric examine launched by The Lancet Psychiatry discovered that 33.62 p.c of ex-COVID-19 sufferers had a neurological or psychological dysfunction within the following six months after COVID-19.

The analysis estimate was a lot increased for sufferers admitted to intensive care items (ITU), with the share rising to 46.42 p.c. The examine analyzed the end result in 236,379 principally US sufferers recognized with COVID-19.

Researchers examined the incidences of 14 neurological and psychiatric outcomes, together with dementia, nervousness issues, insomnia and Parkinson’s illness. High percentages of nervousness dysfunction (19.15 p.c) and psychotic dysfunction (2.77 p.c) had been recorded, nonetheless, medical doctors have stated they’re uncertain as to why sufferers who had been beforehand ailing with COVID-19 skilled such after-effects.

The examine additionally confirmed that, amongst sufferers admitted to ITU with extreme COVID-19, seven p.c skilled a stroke inside six months of their admittance and two p.c had been recognized with dementia.

There is presently no scientific rationalization to outline a hyperlink between neurological and psychiatric outcomes and COVID-19. Past research by the identical researchers confirmed that 20 p.c of former COVID-19 sufferers had been recognized with some type of psychological sickness inside three months of their COVID-19 analysis.


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