Sumary of Study suggests that 1 in 3 Covid survivors suffer from mental, neurological problems:
- One in three people who overcome Covid-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far published on the mental toll that long-Covid takes on survivors..
- Here what the study has to say Authors said the research, printed Wednesday in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, proved that Covid-19 patients were significantly more likely to develop brain conditions than those suffering from other respiratory tract infections..
- Studying the health records of more than 230,000 patients who had recovered from Covid-19, they found that 34 percent were diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months..
- The authors also examined data from more than 100,000 patients diagnosed with influenza and more than 236,000 diagnosed with any respiratory tract infection.They found there was overall a 44 percent greater risk of neurological and mental health diagnoses after Covid-19 than after flu, and a 16 percent higher risk than with respiratory tract infections..
- “As a result, health care systems need to be resourced to deal with the anticipated need, both within primary and secondary care services.”– ‘Severe impact’ – Mental health can be the next pandemic Patients hospitalised with severe Covid-19 were at great risk of developing long-term conditions, according to the analysis..
- Shutterstock For example, 46 percent of patients who needed intensive care were diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric conditions within six months of recovery.The data showed 2.7 percent of people needing intensive care suffered a subsequent brain haemorrhage, compared to 0.3 percent of people who weren’t hospitalised…