the Academy of Medicine fears neurological consequences

published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 9:00 p.m.

Disorders of sleep, mood, decreased cognitive performance could be neurological consequences of Covid-19.

Could we go to vague news of Covid in the neurological or psychiatric services this time? Although the Academy of Medicine is not yet thinking about it, it has nevertheless warned via a statement issued on Tuesday, May 31, spotted by BFMTV. “The possibility of tracking infected patients is now mentioned in several follow-up studies of infected patients.

These cells mainly affect the neuropsychiatric sphere. “

Examinations of patients revealed “brain parenchyma” damage to the nervous system. Clesions may be a sign of neurological sequelae. If Covid mainly affects the lungs, the brain may be deprived of oxygen, which is called hypoxia, causing these lesions.

Specifically, patients experience fatigue, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances, mood swings, and diffuse headaches. Some studies go so far as to highlight low cognitive performance up to 10%. A British study in February had already highlighted the link between neurology and Covid-19. She concluded that contracting the disease posed an additional 39% risk for depression, 35% for anxiety, and 41% for sleep disorders.

The extent of the Covid-19 pandemic is of particular concern to the Academy of Medicine about the care capacity of patients with these neuropsychiatric disorders. Far from being obvious in light of the tension in the health care system.

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