WALL – Striking data have been reached in scientific research on the damage caused by the corona virus on the human body. In the study involving tens of thousands of patients with severe illness in the USA, it was found that 34 percent of these people had psychiatric or neurological problems within six months.
34% of Covid-19 survivors received a diagnosis for a neurological or psychological condition within six months of their infection, according to a new study https://t.co/ZFwW4nYS5i
— CNN (@CNN) April 7, 2021
WHICH DISEASES HAVE BEEN?
The prominent results of the study, which examined the electronic health data of 236 thousand 379 people and published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet Psychiatry, are as follows:
* 34 percent of patients with severe Covid experienced psychiatric or neurological problems within six months;
* The most common problem was anxiety. It was found that 17 percent of the participants experienced anxiety;
* Mood disorders were observed in 14 percent of the patients;
* 5 percent suffered from insomnia;
* Although neurological diagnoses such as stroke and dementia are less common, it was stated that these problems were diagnosed among those with the most severe disease. Accordingly, 7 percent of people who were hospitalized in the intensive care unit during the illness had a stroke afterwards; two percent were diagnosed with dementia;
THE DIFFERENCE WITH THE FLU HAS ARRIVED IN THE LONG TERM
* The study also found that these diagnoses were more common among those who had Covid-19 compared to patients who had flu or other respiratory diseases during the same period. Accordingly, those who had Covid had a 44 percent higher risk of experiencing neurological or psychological problems in the next period than those who had the flu.
‘ITS EFFECTS WILL BE FEELED FOR YEARS’
Researchers pointed out that the long-term effects of Covid will be felt on health systems for years to come. The study called for more resources to be devoted to health systems due to long-term psychological and neurological effects. Oxford University faculty member Prof. “These are real data from a large sample. They confirm the high rate of psychiatric diagnoses seen after Covid-19,” said Paul Harrison.
Harrison pointed out that although the rates of these diagnoses seem to be low, both chronic diseases are mentioned and that they can have negative effects on health systems for years in general. Dr. “Now we need to see what happened after six months,” said Max Taquet. (EXTERNAL NEWS)