Research: One out of every 3 people caught in coronavirus …


gave | Wednesday, April 07, 2021 – 17:39 | Last Updated: 07 04 2021 – 17:39

According to a study examining the electronic health records of more than 236 thousand coronavirus (Covid-19) patients, most of them in the USA, 1 out of 3 people who get Covid-19 experience longer-term psychological or neurological symptoms.

In a study published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, it was stated that 1 in 3 people who catch Covid-19 have longer-term psychological or neurological symptoms. It was stated that the study included electronic health records of more than 236 thousand Covid-19 patients, most of them in the USA, and the records were compared with those who had other respiratory infections in the same time period.

THE MOST COMMON DIAGNOSIS ANXIETY

In the study, it was found that 34 percent of people who survived coronavirus had neurological or psychological disorders within 6 months of being infected. It was stated that the most common diagnosis was ‘anxiety’, detected in 17 percent of those receiving coronavirus treatment, followed by ‘mood disorder’ detected in 14 percent of patients.

ISCHEMIC STROKE OCCURED

The researchers noted that although neurological effects were more severe in hospitalized patients, they were also common in outpatients. In addition, it was stated that about 1 out of every 50 Covid-19 patients experienced ‘ischemic stroke’, a blood clot affecting the brain.

The researchers said the results will help shed light on how the healthcare system should continue to help coronavirus survivors.