According to a recent research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, 1 in 3 Covid-19 patients who had recovered from the infection were diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric disorders.
The study, led by Oxford University researchers, analysed the data of 2,36,379 patients in the United States of America for a period of six months. It included individuals older than 10 years old who had tested positive for the virus after 20 January 2020. The data was then compared with the health records of 1,05,579 patients diagnosed with influenza and 2,36,038 patients diagnosed with other respiratory tract infections.
The researchers concluded that 34% of the coronavirus patients involved in the study showed signs of neurological or mental health disorder six months after infection. While 17% of the patients came up with anxiety disorders, 14% were diagnosed with mood disorders. Apart from that, 7% of the individuals were prone to substance misuse disorders, and 5% with insomnia.