Long COVID symptoms: The countless symptoms, no one talks about
Long COVID symptoms: The countless symptoms, no one talks about

Long COVID symptoms: The countless symptoms, no one talks about

Bedridden COVID-19 patients are more prone to anxiety and depression more than a year after their infection, according to a new study.

What they found: A new study, published in The Lancet Public Healthfound feelings of depression and anxiety can last about 1.5 years after experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms.

  • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 were more likely to feel depression or difficulty sleeping, per NBC News. But these problems were raised about two months later.
  • Those who had such severe COVID-19 that they were bedridden for at least seven days were more likely to experience these mental problems more than a year later, according to NBC News.

But: COVID-19 patients suffering from mild COVID disease have a lower risk of these mental symptoms, even compared to the general population, according to USA today.

What they say: “The good news is that the patient group as a whole does not have a greater risk of developing long-term (mental) symptoms,” said Unnur Anna Valdimarsdóttir, a psychiatric epidemiologist at the University of Iceland, who helped lead the research. USA today.

  • “There may be a relief associated with having been through the infection,” she said.

Method: The research – which included 247,249 people from all over the northern European countries Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom – followed patients from February 2020 to August 2021.

Nothing worthwhile: The researchers said it is possible that general long-term COVID-19 symptoms – such as fatigue, brain fog and physical fatigue – can also lead to mental health problems.

  • “It may be that this group of patients are still experiencing physical symptoms that nurture the mental health symptoms, or vice versa,” said Valdimarsdóttir.


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