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In a study from the University of Oxford, Covid 19 patients were at higher risk of mental illness

LONDON (Reuters) – Patients with post-flu have a 44 per cent higher risk of being diagnosed with neurological and mental health, and a 16 per cent higher risk than other respiratory tract infections, according to the University of London. Is a larger study than Oxford revealed on Wednesday.
Overall, the estimated incidence of being diagnosed with a neurological or mental health disorder after covid-19 infection was 34%, and for 13% of those, it was their first neurological or psychological diagnosis.
The most common diagnoses after covid-19 are anxiety disorders (found in 17% of patients), mood disorders (14%), substance abuse disorders (7%), and Indra (5%) was. The incidence of neurological outcomes was lower at 0.6% for cerebral hemorrhage, 2.1% for ischemic stroke, and 0.7% for dementia.
“These are real-world statistics for a lot of patients. They confirm the high rates of psychiatric diagnoses after Covid-19 and show that there are serious diseases affecting the nervous system (such as stroke and dementia) Professor Paul Harrison, lead author of the study in the Department of Psychology at Oxford University, said that although the latter were rare, they were particularly prevalent among those who had severe code 19.
Although the individual risks of most diseases are very low, this epidemiological measure can have a significant impact on the health and social care system for the entire population, and many of these conditions are chronic. As a result, the healthcare system needs to be restored to meet the expected need in both primary and secondary care services.
The latest study analyzes data from the electronic health records of 236,379 Cowide 19 patients in the US-based Trinet X Network, including more than 81 million people.
This group was compared with 105,579 patients diagnosed with influenza and 236,038 patients were diagnosed with any respiratory tract infection (including influenza).
“Our findings show that mental illness and psychiatric disorders are more common after flu or other respiratory infections,” said Dr. Max Taquit, co-author of the Oxford University study.
We now have to see what happens after six months. The mechanisms involved in this study cannot be disclosed, but the need for immediate research to identify them has been identified, leading to the idea of ​​preventing or treating them.
His peer-reviewed paper, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Health Biomedical Research Center.

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