Covid-19 Patients Develop New Mental Illness, Study Shows

Covid-19 Patients Develop New Mental Illness, Study Shows
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The novel coronavirus changed our lives completely, and more and more experts are saying that we can wave goodbye to the normal life that we used to have.

When things will settle down, and more viable treatments and a vaccine will be on the table life will never get back to the way it was, according to some specialists. We can expect life to get a bit closer to normality on the other hand. 

As if things were not already bad enough reading the effects that the Covid-19 illness has on the body, more data arrives showing more devastating results.

It’s been just revealed that 20% of the coronavirus patients are later developing a new mental illness, a new study says. 

Most common disorders post Covid-19

It seems that the most common disorders that are experienced by Covid-19 survivors within 90 days of their diagnosis are insomnia, depression and anxiety, says a study that has been published in The lance Psychiatry journal. 

“People have been worried that COVID-19 survivors will be at greater risk of mental health problems, and our findings … show this to be likely,” according to Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at Britain’s Oxford University.

It’s been also reported that the study looked at the electronic health records of more than 62,000 coronavirus patients in the US.

New mental illness 

It has also been reported that the study group was twice as likely to suffer from a new mental illness in comparison to other groups of patients during the same period, according to experts’ reports. 

“This is likely due to a combination of the psychological stressors associated with this particular pandemic and the physical effects of the illness,” according to Michael Bloomfield who is a consultant psychiatrist at University College London.

It’s been just reported by the online publication The Guardian that the Observer’s science editor, Robin McKie, talked to Anushka Asthana about the race to find a Covid-19 vaccine. We’re almost at the finish line, according to the latest reports. 


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