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Neuropsychiatric complications related to COVID-19: clinical review

Jadwiga Mosiołek1, Paweł Jakubczak2, Anna Mosiołek32
Psychiatria 2021;18(3):232-240.


COVID-19 is a disease caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-19 virus which was first detected in 2019. Since
then it has spread around the world, leading to the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic by the World Health
Organization. The course of infection may take a wide variety of forms from asymptomatic to severe with the
presence of numerous complications that can lead to death. Symptoms of infection may affect various organs
and systems, especially the respiratory system. In our article, we will focus on the neuropsychiatric consequences
of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The most frequently reported neurological symptoms include headache (3.7–70.3%)
and chronic fatigue (53.1–53.6%). The dominant psychiatric symptoms are anxiety and depressive symptoms
(4.6–37.86%). At the moment, however, the long-term consequences of SARS-CoV-19 infection are still unknown,
therefore further observation and research in this direction is necessary.

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