The One Worrying Symptom of Covid-19 That No One Is Talking About
The Coronavirus or Covid-19 is turning out real scary disease-causing millions of deaths all around the world. It has become a real threat to the human race. Covid-19 has spread across the whole world so rapidly that billions of people are affected and till date there isn’t any particular cure for this disease. What’s worrying is that even while countries like the USA, Brazil and now India are reporting new cases in excess of 10,000, experts are warning of a new wave in the fall. When will there be a respite? The worse part of the disease is that new symptoms are cropping up every day and doctors are puzzled to the core. Here is one symptom that is not be addressed correctly because of emphasis more on the physical ones.
1Study says corona COVID-19 can cause delirium in acute stage
A report from The Lancet has said that the disease can have a very awful effect on the mental health of the patients ranging from mental disturbance and lack of mental abilities. It also reduced awareness and created confusion about one’s environment. The existing general symptoms of COVID19 is shortness of breathing, dry coughing and fever but what many do not know is the massive impact on the mental health of the victims suffering from it. Within a few hours of contracting COVID19, a number of patients have reported delirium. This is the only serious symptom that many are unaware of which could be a long-term effect on the victims of Covid-19.
2 The Long-Term Impact of Covid-19
According to the report from The Lancet it seems that this coronavirus is similar to the previous strains with SARS-CoV-2 (the present one) showing similar symptoms like that of SARS-CoV 1 and MERS-CoV, where the patients recover without a check up on their mental health. Doctors however should be aware of depression, anxiety disorder, fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder and rarer neuropsychiatric syndromes in the long term since COVID19 is displaying a tendency to have a long-term effect on the patients in spite of being cured as observed by the study.
3COVID19 could cause panic attacks too
According to Devora Kestel, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO) “ The isolation, the fear, the uncertain turmoil- they all cause or could cause psychological distress”. The survivors may also have panic attacks during the quarantine and they need special care and should not be kept away from society.
As quoted by the University College of London by psychiatrist and study co-author Jonathan Rogers he said, “With the number of people globally who are being admitted to hospitals and are under intensive care, I think we could see a lot of PTSD in the aftermath”.
If anyone has a difficult time dealing with Covid-19, listed below are some methods given by the WHO to guide you in your next move.