COVID-19: 1 in 5 People With COVID-19 Developed Mental Health Problems

COVID-19: 1 in 5 People With COVID-19 Developed Mental Health Problems

April 29, 2021


We hope that all of you are doing great in this tough time!

COVID-19 has made every one of us see a lot that we never have even thought of. The second wave of COVID-19 has hit hard on the health of many individuals. It is impacting our physical as well as mental well-being. If you know someone who is going through this tough time or you are dealing with this situation, then get timely assistance from the best psychiatrist in Ludhiana.

Do you know?

  • 20% of COVID-19 patients are diagnosed with mental health problems like anxiety, dementia, and depression.
  • Mental health experts have already suspected that COVID-19 is linked with a higher rate of mental health issues.

The research was done on mental health following COVID-19 recovery

One of the research has pointed that people with COVID-19 developed psychiatric issues, following recovery. Around 18% of the patients developed mental health issues. Although, it is still in research to understand how the new coronavirus impacts mental health.

COVID-19 can lead to psychological problems due to pandemics and the physical impact it puts on the body.”

COVID-19 patient’s risk for the first-time diagnosis is doubled

From a group of 69 million people, around 62,000 diagnosed with COVID-19, have shown a negative impact on mental health. Around 6% of adults with COVID-19 have developed psychiatric issues, within the first 90 days of the diagnosis. On the other hand, 3.4% of patients did not have COVID-19.

The research has even pointed out that COVID-19 increased the risk twice for mood or anxiety issues, even those who are diagnosed for the first time. If we talk about adults, then they are 2 or 3 times higher at risk of developing mental health issues.

How the new coronavirus affects the mind?

Considering the given scenario, the patient tested positive for COVID-19 and needed to isolate themselves. The 14 day period can lead to anxiety and depression. Generally, if we get sick we depend on our loved ones to be there for us and provide the support we need.

But the COVID-19 patients are at higher risk of transmitting the disease, so they cannot receive such support from their loved ones. Moreover, the symptoms can last for months and this impacts daily lives. It makes it difficult to get back to the normal working routine, meeting the loved ones, not able to carry the children or meet them, or going out & doing the daily stuff.

In such difficult times, it is important to take help from experts. Only a mental health expert can help to improve your mental well-being. Our team of best psychiatrists are always here for you.

How the new coronavirus affects the brain?

Well, COVID is not merely a respiratory issue but it is affecting the vital body organs. Reports have shown that patients are diagnosed with various neurological issues like delirium, dizziness, confusion, and other cognitive impairments. The research has pointed out that it damaged the blood supply to the brain & even tissue swelling. Patients have difficulty sleeping and many other cognitive changes are seen.

You are not alone in this as we are here for you. Seek treatment right now and live a healthy life!

Take care of yourself & your loved ones around you by following the precautionary measures as suggested by WHO and the Indian government.