Psychiatrists found, the day before yesterday, that many Corona virus survivors are more likely to develop mental illnesses, after an extensive study concluded that 20% of those infected were diagnosed with a mental disorder within 90 days. ...
Anxiety, depression and insomnia were more common among recovering Covid-19 patients who developed psychological problems in the study, and researchers also found a significantly higher risk of developing dementia.
Paul Harrison, professor of psychiatry at Oxford University in Britain, said: "People were concerned that survivors of (Covid-19) would become more susceptible to mental health problems, and our results show that this is likely."
He added that doctors and scientists around the world urgently need to investigate the causes and identify new treatments for mental illnesses after "Covid-19". He continued: "Health devices must be ready to provide care, especially since our results are likely to reduce the number of mental patients from reality."
The study, which was published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, analyzed the electronic health records of 69 million people in the United States, including more than 62,000 cases of "Covid-19".
In the three months following the detection of the positive infection with "Covid-19", one in five recovered people for the first time experienced anxiety, depression or insomnia. The researchers said, "This is about twice as high, compared to other groups of patients in the same period."