COVID-19 Might Affect Your Mental Health
A study conducted by an international team of scientists led by Dr. Jonathan Rogers has put forth evidence that COVID-19 affects both physical and mental health. Published research in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry indicates mental health issues in patients with severe and mild cases of the virus.
Some of the most frequent psychiatric and neurological symptoms included anxiety, loss of smell, headache, weakness, depression, fatigue, muscle pain, and loss of taste.
Although these symptoms were common in patients with both mild and severe cases, the researchers did not analyze the fundamental reasons for this overlap. However, they hypothesize that it might be due to brain inflammation.
The study also concluded that many symptoms are often overlooked, such as stroke, post-traumatic stress disorder, and seizures.
Another reason for these neurological issues may be the psychological factors linked to the pandemic, as isolated people are likely to feel increasing levels of anxiety and depression.
Be that as it may, further research on brain inflammation and indirect COVID-19 effects, like social isolation, is needed to provide a more refined understanding of how the pandemic impacts people physically and mentally.
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