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The high mental health burden of “Long COVID” & its association with on-going physical & respiratory symptoms in..., 2021, Naidu et al

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19)' started by Andy, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Full title: The high mental health burden of “Long COVID” and its association with on-going physical and respiratory symptoms in all adults discharged from hospital

    Background

    During previous severe coronavirus outbreaks, 15% of survivors suffered from depression and 33% from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a mean follow-up of 22.6 and 32.2 months respectively [1]. A recent systematic review identified that whilst physical symptoms receive most attention, the effects of COVID-19 upon mental health may be equally important [2]. One meta-analysis estimated the prevalence of depression and PTSD in the general public during this pandemic at 24% and 15% respectively [3]. In adults with pre-existing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the prevalence of depression and PTSD was 31.5% and 11.3% respectively [4]. For patients with acute COVID-19 infection, this increased to 42% for depression and 96% for symptoms consistent with PTSD [3].

    There are little data on psychiatric ill-health in adults recovering from COVID-19, especially in those with symptoms weeks to months after their initial infection or “Long COVID” [5]. One study suggested these adults are more likely to be diagnosed with psychiatric conditions, with an estimated incidence of mood disorders of 9.9%. However, this was suggested to be under-estimated as it relied on reporting via electronic health data rather than active screening of symptoms [6].

    Open access, https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/2021/02/11/13993003.04364-2020
     
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  2. MEMarge

    MEMarge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Andy you do seem to be unearthing a huge amount of BPS today!
     
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  3. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Trust me, it's nothing I enjoy or am proud of...
     
  4. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ah, yes, the time-honored process of mislabeling things then being totally surprised at finding so many things labeled this way. Seriously this is as ridiculous as historians reporting that magic used to exist because people used to report magical phenomena and various superstitions. This is not a serious process.

    In a way this is a twist on GIGO because it actually adds a step in the process where it's information in, garbage interpretation, garbage out. So: IIGIGO? That's a mouthful.
     
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  5. cassava7

    cassava7 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Should the title not be reversed?

    As in: 'On-going physical and respiratory symptoms of "Long Covid" in all adults discharged from hospital and their association with high mental health burden'.
     
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  6. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    so there is a high mental health burden for people who's life has suddenly been drastically altered for the worse this is an excuse for certain types of sociopaths to blame the patient and then deny the sick persons life experience by dressing it up as a purely psych problem .
     

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