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Those who were infected with the COVID-19 virus had an increased risk of brain disorders 2 years after infection

Doctors are still trying to figure out the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. This study looks into the risk of mental health problems from COVID-19 infection and the CDC says people who may ha

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Consequences or aftereffects of a disease or accident are called sequelae.

It is not known whether SARS-CoV-2 variants have different risk profiles, how long these risks last, or if they affect children and adults similarly, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

More than a million patients’ anonymized health records from the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, Bulgaria, India, Malaysia, and Taiwan were examined in this study. The majority of the study’s patients were located in the United States.

We looked at the medical records of people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 between January 20, 2020 and April 13, 2022 and compared them to a list of 14 neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The study found that after 1-2 months, the elevated risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders associated with COVID-19 infection decreased.

The study also discovered that COVID-19 infection was linked to a higher risk of dementia, psychotic disorders, epilepsy, or seizures, and cognitive deficit or “brain fog,” which persisted for at least two years after the initial diagnosis of the virus.

The study found that the risks of those aftereffects varied across age groups.

According to the study, “a sizeable proportion of older adults who received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis, in either cohort, subsequently died,” with the highest mortality rates among those diagnosed with dementia, epilepsy, or seizures.

There was no increased risk of mood or anxiety disorders in children in the six months following infection, but there was an increased risk of “cognitive deficit, insomnia, intracranial hemorrhage, ischaemic stroke, nerve, nerve root, and plexus disorders, psychotic disorders, and epilepsy or seizures.”