Sechenov University said that more than 50% of those who recover from COVID-19 experience cognitive impairment after being treated.
Those with COVID-19 often complain of “brain fog”: poor concentration, forgetfulness, difficulty finding words. The study showed that more than 50% of fifth graders at Sechenov University had difficulty concentrating and remembering processed material in the first three months after recovery. At the same time, these problems were treated quite effectively: in the fourth week of treatment, a significant improvement was noted by more than 50% of patients, and in the eighth – more than 90% of applicants for help.
In addition, scientists have found that people who have never had a mental disorder before may develop depression and anxiety after coronavirus. The peak of the disorder was reached three months after recovery.
One of the researchers, Marina Kinkulkina, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology at Sechenov University, states that most of the patients who apply to psychiatrists are not aware of the presence of clinical depression. They complained of a collapse, increased fatigue, disturbed night sleep, decreased ability to work, loss of interest in their previous activities.
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