COVID-19 is a virus that not only damages your physical health it also negatively affects your psyche. A recent study showed that more than 30% of people who have had coronavirus have mental problems of varying severity. Scientists have begun to study this fact and try to understand exactly how the virus affects mental health.
Depression and anxiety are generally the most common mental illnesses after COVID-19. Scientists have established a link between the severity of COVID disease and the appearance of mental disorders. Patients who have had a severe form of coronavirus have mental disorders more often than those who have a mild form.
These are only the initial results of research, and to speak confidently about this, scientists need time and additional research.
Scientists have named several reasons for this side effect from COVID-19. The main reason is the physical impact of coronavirus on the brain and its cognitive functions.
Although, scientists are sure that this is a temporary phenomenon, and the brain recovers over time.
The virus can cause the appearance of inflammatory processes in the lining of the brain, which are the conductors of nerve impulses. As a result, the patient develops physical and mental health problems. The most common symptoms of the negative effects of COVID-19 on the brain are cognitive and attention deficits, anxiety, depression, psychosis, stroke and cerebral infarction, seizures, and even self-destructive behavior.
At the same time, people who have been ill with COVID-19 have difficulties with the treatment of mental disorders because their bodies, including the brain, cannot function fully for some time after the illness. Thus, the body does not perform self-healing functions, making it difficult to treat mental disorders.