Coronavirus survivors have mental health problems


This 3 August 2020 video says about itself:

The toll of COVID-19 on mental health in the United States

COVID-19 has had some very stark and very obvious consequences.

The United States has less than five percent of the world’s population, but almost a quarter of its deaths with coronavirus.

But there is also a hidden horror unfolding here and it may soon get even worse.

People with mental health and addiction issues, already vulnerable, have found themselves even more exposed.

Some have simply been unable to cope.

From Brain, Behavior, and Immunity medical journal, 30 July 2020, based on research in Italy:

Anxiety and depression in COVID-19 survivors: role of inflammatory and clinical predictors

Highlights

COVID-19, such as other coronaviruses, is associated with psychiatric implication.

55% of the sample presented a clinical score for at least one mental disorder.

Psychiatric history, setting, and length of hospitalization influenced psychopathology.

Females suffered more than males, scoring higher in all the measures.

There is the need to diagnose and treat psychiatric sequelae in COVID-19 survivors. …

“After three weeks of treatments, I was healing from COVID, at home, had no fever, and just a little cough. But sometimes at night, my breath could go away all of a sudden, making me feel as if I was to die. I knew what it was because I had suffered from panic attacks in the past. I stayed there out on the balcony, for hours, trying to put fresh air into my lungs. It was terrible. Panic made me suffer more than COVID.”

A patient’s report at follow-up

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