Many COVID-19 survivors are expected to be at increased risk of contracting a mental disease; psychiatrists said Monday after a major study showed that 20 percent of people infected with coronavirus were diagnosed with psychological disorder within 90 days.
In the report, the worse case of recovering COVID-19 patients who experienced mental health disorders was anxiety, depression, and insomnia, and researchers have found a slightly higher risk of brain damage, dementia.
“People were afraid that survivors of COVID-19 would be at higher risk of mental health issues, and our results … suggest that this is possible,” said Paul Harrison, Professor of Psychiatry at Oxford University, UK.
Doctors and scientists worldwide desperately need to explore the mechanisms and discover potential mental disease therapies since COVID-19, Harrison said.
One in five COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days: study.https://news.yahoo.com/one-five-covid-19-patients-233652967.html