Early studies have arisen a disturbing evidence of patients suffering from “Covid-19” indicating that the infection may leave behind psychological effects on patients who have recovered from the virus. It was observed that many previous patients suffered from depression and constant exhaustion, and some even continued to feel dizzy, insomnia, hearing loss, and blurred vision. In the article below we will state what are the reasons behind this and how can recovering patients not surrender to these negative psychological effects ..
The Italian Society of Neurology (ISN) recently warned that many of those recovered patients had psychological and neurological complications.
It also indicated the risk of suffering from mood swings, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, visual and auditory hallucinations, behavioral disturbances, persecution delusions and disorientation.
Researchers linked that there is a correlation between respiratory viruses and mood disorders, as they revealed that people who had a Covid-19 infection had a 57 percent higher risk of developing depression, compared to people who did not.
Any viral infection can lead to post-viral syndrome, resulting in continued feelings of weakness and fatigue. Symptoms can include headaches, aches and pains, joint stiffness, swollen glands, and difficulty concentrating, and it can last weeks or even months.
And it was found that some patients who had severe symptoms of the Covid-19, required their admission to hospital, specifically in intensive care, showed symptoms of delirium and confusion.
– The causes of these symptoms are still not clear, but it may be the result of the inflammation left by the virus, or the constant presence of the virus itself.
– The reason may also be due the inner feeling of the recoverd patient that the environment around him is different, as they continue to stay at home, and they face fears of not returning to work and the suspension of material income, causing them to become depressed, as these additional social burdens may double the chance of falling into the net of a bad psychological state.
– The cause may be directly related to the virus, meaning that the patient has an immune response.
Consult a primary care physician or local mental health service if the complaint of mental health-related symptoms continues for several months after recovering from the virus and the symptoms reach a level that affects your daily activities or causes severe distress. Long-term effects may include constant symptoms of depression and anxiety, or suffering from PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, hyper-excitability and isolation after exposure to traumatic events. Treatment and assistance can be provided to cope with any subsequent repercussions, including prescribing medications and providing psychotherapy.