Note: listen to the interview with the three US health workers & hear what they have to say about neurological. EWR
OXFORD, United Kingdom — For many COVID-19 patients, surviving the virus is just the beginning of their recovery. For some, “long haul” symptoms can leave survivors without the sense of taste or smell for weeks and even months. Now, researchers say another disturbing pattern is emerging among those recovering from COVID. A new study reveals one in three people will develop a neurological or psychiatric condition up to six months after their infection.
The study of more than 235,000 coronavirus patients finds 34 percent of the survivors receive a diagnosis for mental health issues or even more serious neurological disorders later on. The most common issues include anxiety (17%) and mood disorders (14%). Study authors also encountered more life-threatening conditions such as stroke and dementia onset in rare cases. Specifically, seven percent of COVID patients entering intensive care went on to suffer a stroke. Nearly two percent were later diagnosed with dementia.