A recent study conducted on hospitalized patients suffering from COVID-19 has revealed that the virus is responsible for integrating mental disorders and brain complications in patients. As a part of the study, the patients show signs of confusion, changes in behavior, and other brain complications, including stroke, psychosis, and dementia-like syndrome.
The research was conducted on 153 people; however, the full-clinical data was only available for 125 people. Out of the 125 patients, 77 showed the most common brain complication, stroke.
“This data represents an important snapshot of the brain-related complications of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. It is critically important that we continue to collect this information to really understand this virus fully,” said co-author of the study, Professor Sarah Pett, from University College London.
“We also need to understand brain-complications in people in the community who have COVID-19 but were not sick enough to be hospitalized. Our study provides the foundations for the larger, hospital, and community-based studies.”
The studies primarily revealed that people suffering from COVID-19 show a change in behavior like confusion while some were recognized to suffer from unidentified brain diseases. However, long-term studies are yet to be conducted in order to understand and confirm the link between COVID-19 and mental disorders.