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Patients with coronavirus suffer from psychiatric disorders like Depression, Anxiety, Lethargy, Suicidal Tendency

Monday, August 24, 2020

Patients with coronavirus suffer from psychiatric disorders like Depression, Anxiety, Lethargy, Suicidal Tendency


San Raffaele Hospital in Milan has published a study that states that patients who have undergone Covid-19 have a higher rate of psychiatric disorders. Examples include post-traumatic stress, insomnia, and depression.

402 patients - 265 men and 137 women - were observed, more than half of whom struggled with at least one such disorder. It also depended on the severity of the coronavirus infection. 

"It immediately became clear that Covid-19 inflammation could also have a psychiatric effect," quotes Professor Francesco Benedetti, head of the hospital's psychiatric and clinical psychobiology research group at Hiradó.hu.

Based on interviews with patients and questionnaires they filled out about their condition, doctors found that 28 percent suffered from PTSD, 31 percent from depression, 32 percent from restlessness, 40 percent from insomnia, and 20 percent from obsessive compulsive behavior, according to the scientific journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. described in the study.

SOURCE: SHUTTERSTOCK

It was found that those who underwent hospital treatment for coronavirus infection had less severe psychiatric sequelae than those who struggled with the infection at home. 
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