Recovered Covid-19 patients suffer from depression, anxiety,PTSD: Study


Team Udayavani, Aug 6, 2020, 4:10 PM IST

A recent study claims that most of the recovered Covid-19 patients suffered from various mental disorders such as anxiety, insomnia or depression

According to a report by Indian Express, The study was conducted by the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy. Researchers analysed 402 Covid-19 patients, a month after their hospital treatment. The study was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Out of 402 patients, 265 were male and 137 female. They were aged between 18 and 87 years. A psychiatric assessment of the patients was undertaken after they were discharged with Covid-19.

Overall, 55.7 per cent of the patients self-reported at least one psychopathological manifestation and 28 per cent suffered from PTSD, 31 per cent from depression, 42 per cent from anxiety, 20 per cent from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and 40 per cent from insomnia.

Also, Out of the 402 patients, 26 patients had a pre-Covid diagnosis of major depressive illnesses, 28 had generalised anxiety, 20 had panic attacks, five were bipolar, five had social phobia, 3 had eating problems and 4 had other disorders.

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