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COVID-19 can cause mental illness in 90 days

  • Written by Prensa Latina
  • Published in Health
London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Some patients infected with Covid-19 can develop mental disorders ranging from panic attacks to dementia within 90 days of being confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, a scientific journal has revealed.

According to The Lancet Psychiatry, one in five affected people may also experience anxiety, adjustment problems, insomnia and post-traumatic stress.


Ofxord University researchers conclude that people with a previous mental diagnosis are 65 percent more vulnerable to being infected with the virus, compared to those who had no mental illness.

The research suggests adding these sequelae to the list of damages of the Covid-19.

Recently, the Australian magazine Science Alert published a research on the damages to the brain because of the Covid-19, because more often patients recovered from the disease present disorders such as delirium, confusion and difficulty to reason.

Experts assure that the new coronavirus can cause an encephalopathy, that is to say, deterioration or alteration of the brain function.

On the other hand, the College London Imperial University affirms that some patients recovered from the Covid-19 present a decrease of the intellectual coefficient in different degrees.

People who were medically discharged, including those who no longer reported symptoms, showed significant cognitive deficits, say experts, who warn that the new coronavirus could age the brain by 10 years.

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