34% of COVID-19 Survivors Develop, ‘Psychiatric and Neurological Complications,’, Study Says.
A study published in ‘Lancet Psychiatry’ has made an alarming discovery about COVID-19.
The study involved the health records of more than 236,000 COVID-19 patients.
Researchers discovered that 34% of COVID-19 survivors were diagnosed with a neurological or psychological condition within six months of their infection.
Survivors were most commonly diagnosed with anxiety (17%), followed closely by mood disorders (14%).
Maxime Taquet, co-author of the study, noted that the rate of diagnoses seemed to correlate with the severity of the COVID-19 illness.
That rate increased progressively as the severity of the Covid-19 illness increased.
If we look at patients who were hospitalized that rate increased to 39%, Maxime Taquet, via CNN.
Taquet also pointed out two important findings in their study.
COVID-19 did not increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease or Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Both of those conditions are neurological conditions that we know are sometimes associated with viral infection.
We did not find that they were more common after Covid-19 and after the other respiratory tract infections that we looked at, Maxime Taquet, via CNN