One of three Kovid-19 survivors received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of a worldwide-COV-2 virus infection, an observational study of more than 2,30,000 patient health records published in The Socket Psychiatry magazine estimates . The study looked at 14 neurological and mental health disorders. Ever since the epidemic began, there has been growing concern that survivors may have an increased risk of neurological disorders. A previous observational study by the same research group reported that Kovid-19 survivors have an increased risk of mood and anxiety disorders in the first three months after infection.
However, so far, there has been no large-scale data examining neurological as well as psychiatric risks in the six months following Kovid-19 infection. This latest study reported 2,36 from the US-based TrinetX network, Analyzed the electronic health record data of 379 Kovid-19 patients, including more than 81 million people. Patients who were over 10 years of age and who became infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus after January 20, 2020, and were alive on December 13, 2020 were included in the analysis.
This group was compared to the diagnosis of 1,05,579 patients with influenza and patients with any respiratory tract infection (including influenza). Overall, a neurological or mental health disorder diagnosed after Kovid-19 infection was estimated at 34 percent. For 13 percent of these people, it was their first recorded neurological or psychiatric diagnosis. The most common diagnoses after Kovid-19 are anxiety disorders (occurring in 17 percent of patients), mood disorders (14 percent), substance abuse disorders (7 percent), And insomnia (5 percent). Neurological outcomes include a 0.6 percent reduction for cerebral hemorrhage, 2.1 percent for ischemic stroke, and 0.7 percent for dementia professor Paul Harrison, lead author of the study from the University of Oxford, said, “These are real-world numbers. Data of patients in
. They confirm a high rate of psychosis after Kovid-19, and point out that there are also serious disorders affecting the nervous system (such as stroke and dementia). While the latter are very rare, they are important, especially among those who were serious Kovid-19s. The authors say that their findings should aid service planning and highlight the need for ongoing research
. “Although the individual risks for most disorders are small, But due to the scale of the epidemic the impact across the population may be substantial for health and social care systems and many of these conditions are chronic. Consequently, within primary and secondary care services, health-related systems need to be remodeled to meet the anticipated need. “The risks of a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis were greatest, but not limited to those patients with severe Kovid-19. A neurological or psychiatric diagnosis was reported in 38 percent of those who were hospitalized, 46 percent of those in intensive care, and 62 percent of those with delirium (encephalopathy), compared to an overall 34 percent incidence
. His infection was. The co-authors of the study at Oxford University, Drs. Max Taquet said: “Our results suggest that neurological diseases and mental disorders are more common after Kovid-19, such as after the flu or other respiratory infections, when patients are matched for other risk factors. We will now have to see what happens beyond six months. The mechanisms involved in the study cannot be revealed, but the need to urgently research in terms of identifying, preventing or treating them has been pointed out. “.