Covid Psychosis Survivor: “The Most Terrifying Thing”

Covid Psychosis Survivor: “The Most Terrifying Thing”
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The novel coronavirus messed up the planet’s life since last year, and experts have been looking for all kinds of solutions to bring back normality.

Various treatments and vaccines have been already created, and the latest vaccines have been creating all kinds of controversies around the world regarding their efficiency and safety.

For instance, more European nations and one in Asia suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. You are probably aware that this has been happening due to safety fears following some pretty severe health issues and even deaths after the vaccine. WHO recently responded. 

One other interesting issue worth bringing forth is that WHO urges countries to continue vaccination, although they are meeting to discuss the safety issues.

“First Covid, then psychosis”

Another mind-blowing fact surfaced these days, and the New York Times addressed the issue recently.

“Ivan Agerton pulled his wife, Emily, into their bedroom closet, telling her not to bring her cellphone.

“I believe people are following me,” he said, his eyes flaring with fear,” – this is how a recent article of theirs begins. 

The notes continue and say: “He described the paranoid delusions haunting him: that people in cars driving into their suburban Seattle cul-de-sac were spying on him, that a SWAT officer was crouching in a bush in their yard.”

It seems that Agerton suffered a massive change following covid infection.

He is a former marine and risk-taking documentary photographer who was recently on an adventure to explore the Red Sea. Stress was something that he got used to, and he also made sure to say that neither he nor his family experienced mental health issues before.

Back in December, he got infected with the novel coronavirus, and he was also hit with a kind of psychosis that turned his life into a nightmare ever since.

He was hospitalized in a psychiatric ward twice.

“Like a light switch — it happened this fast — this intense paranoia hit me,” he said. He continued and revealed that “It was really single-handedly the most terrifying thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.”

Check out his complete story in NYTimes article. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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