One in three recovered patients who become seriously ill with the coronavirus develops various mental illnesses 6 months after the onset of the disease.
This was discovered in a new medical study in the UK.
The study looked at the electronic health records of more than 236,000 COVID-19 patients.
The study found that 34% of people experienced mental and neurological disorders after defeating the disease, the most common of which is anxiety.
The rate of coronary heart disease in patients with neurological diseases such as stroke and dementia is very low, but it is not uncommon in people with severe coronary heart disease.
According to the study, 7% of the patients who were treated in the ICU were diagnosed with paralysis and about 2% were diagnosed with dementia.
The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry, also found that these mental and psychiatric disorders were more common in patients with code 19 who were exposed to the flu or other respiratory illnesses.
Taking into account other factors, including disease, age, sex and race, it has been estimated that patients with COVID-19 have a 44% higher risk of developing mental illness than those after the flu.
Professor Paul Harrison of Oxford University in the UK, who was involved in the study, said it was data on a large number of patients and confirmed the growing rate of mental illness after COVID-19, proving that it was a serious illness (such as stroke and dementia) can affect the nervous system, although it is not very common, those who suffer from severe seizures are at risk.
He added that the risk of most diseases is not high in patients, but its effects on the population of all ages are significant.
There are already concerns that coronavirus patients have a higher risk of mental illness, but so far large-scale paper data have not been analyzed.
According to research, the most common mental and psychiatric disorders after defeating COD include anxiety disorders (17% of patients), adverse effects on mood (14%), excessive or misuse of sedatives or other medications. (7%) and insomnia (5%) are prominent.
The rate of neurological disorders is very low, with a risk of brain haemorrhage of 0.6% and dementia of 0.7%.
“Now we have to look at the effects on patients after 6 months,” the researchers said.
This is the second study by the research team on the relationship between coronary heart disease and mental illness.
Earlier, in November, the first study was published in which it was stated that most people infected with the coronavirus are more likely to develop mental illness within 90 days.
People are worried that those who recover from COVID-19 will be at risk for mental health problems, and our research shows that this is possible, said Professor Paul Harrison.
He added that doctors and scientists around the world urgently need to know the causes of mental illness after COVID-19 and identify new methods of treatment.