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Thursday, April 08, 2021

One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months, suggesting the pandemic could lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems, scientists said on Tuesday.

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A Third of COVID Survivors Suffer Neurological Or Mental Disorders

But how could you tell? One-third of the public were feral Trumpers to begin with.

#1 | Posted by censored at 2021-04-08 08:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Only thing missing or maybe I didn't read well enough is the age range. Considering a HUGE proportion of those who got covid are elderly, it's absolutely no surprise that 7% would experience a stroke. Or that 14% suffered mood disorders. And anxiety...well, in this day and age of PCness, anxiety can mean a whole lot of things ranging from "Omg, I have to take a test tomorrow" to "I read a partisan article and I didn't agree with it so now I have anxiety".

Critical thinking is your friend. Too much is left unknown in this article to make any kind of conclusion as a reader.

#2 | Posted by humtake at 2021-04-08 12:04 PM | Reply

The new findings, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, analysed health records of 236,379 COVID-19 patients, mostly from the United States, and found 34% had been diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric illnesses within six months.

The disorders were significantly more common in COVID-19 patients than in comparison groups of people who recovered from flu or other respiratory infections over the same time period, the scientists said, suggesting COVID-19 had a specific impact.

Anxiety, at 17%, and mood disorders, at 14%, were the most common, and did not appear to be related to how mild or severe the patient's COVID-19 infection had been.


But I guess they're not capable of critical thinking at Oxford, unlike your inestimable self.

#3 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-04-08 12:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Or that 14% suffered mood disorders. And anxiety...well, in this day and age of PCness, anxiety can mean a whole lot of things ranging from "Omg, I have to take a test tomorrow" to "I read a partisan article and I didn't agree with it so now I have anxiety"

Of course, the fact that the medical profession has specific definitions for diagnosing those disorders has no relevance to your superior brain.

#4 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-04-08 12:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Critical thinking is your friend.
#2 | Posted by humtake

Is it? So what does your critical thinking tell you about the reason republicans are scrambling nationwide to make it harder for liberals to vote?

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-04-08 12:26 PM | Reply

This is difficult to accept considering myself, my entire household, and 50 other people I can name fairly quickly all tested positive for COVID and I can't imagine a single one of us experiencing these disorders or at least as a result of having tested positive for COVID.

I'm not doubting it because I'm in no position to but I'm having trouble believing 1 in 3.

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2021-04-08 12:28 PM | Reply

At least one Orange Man Suffered Neurological Or Mental Disorders BEFORE he had the Covids.

He only got worse after, though.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2021-04-08 12:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Critical thinking is your friend. Too much is left unknown in this article to make any kind of conclusion as a reader."

Professor Humtake has spoken and now the rest of us need to respect his great intellect. Hilarious that this fool actually listens to the nonsense in his head. He doesn't have a clue about anything but still continues to embarrass himself with idiotic pronouncements.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2021-04-08 12:52 PM | Reply

Frankly, with so little direct connection, this article has the feel of researchers trying to angle for funding.

#9 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-04-08 12:52 PM | Reply

"I can't imagine a single one of us experiencing these disorders"

You really think your tough guy self made man Republican friends would tell you about their anxiety and mood problems?

No. They deal with that by buying more guns. Maybe a new truck if it's severe. With a huge Trump flag in the back for the most acute cases.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-08 12:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Only thing missing or maybe I didn't read well enough is the age range. Considering a HUGE proportion of those who got covid are elderly, it's absolutely no surprise that 7% would experience a stroke. Or that 14% suffered mood disorders.

This is a good question to ask, rather than speculate. The study looked at people that came down with COVID-19 over a rougly one year and compared to those with influenza. The groups were picked to match statistically.

Age/elderly outcomes (death, etc.) is uncorrelated to this contracting COVID-19. The majority of those that come down with COVID-19 are not elderly. In fact, those 15-64 contain the highest percentage of population that test positive. This study looked at those from 10 years of age and up, and the mean ages were 39.7 years old for COVID-19, 38.6 years old for Influenza (Age; mean (SD); y39.7 (18.4)38.6 (19.7)) - the influenza group is the "control" group, so you can see statistically the two groups nearly match.

The study may be found at:
www.thelancet.com(21)00084-5/fulltext#sec1
with the supplemental materials located at:
www.thelancet.com(21)00084-5/attachment/75bee329-bfe3-4ccc-95b0-df8b16e6fa95/mmc1.pdf

#11 | Posted by YAV at 2021-04-08 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Frankly, with so little direct connection, this article has the feel of researchers trying to angle for funding.

Read the actual study. You won't come away concluding that.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2021-04-08 01:33 PM | Reply

Reposting the links so they may be copied and pasted as a URL. Preface with https:
//www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(21)00084-5/fulltext
//www.thelancet.com/cms/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00084-5/attachment/75bee329-bfe3-4ccc-95b0-
df8b16e6fa95/mmc1.pdf

#13 | Posted by YAV at 2021-04-08 01:35 PM | Reply

And YAV kills it again.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2021-04-08 01:52 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by humtake

Critical thinking indeed.

Why do you think a "HUGE" proportion of those that got COVID are elderly? What do you mean by proportion? What's elderly to you? I would argue if anything it was a bigger proportion of the young who got it. Old folks played it safe in comparison. But I have no evidence nor do you.

So you think they are not taking into account "normal" rates of incidence when they are throwing these numbers out or are you asking for a comparison between the two?

Also the rate of new dementia diagnosis in the US is 0.14% annually. So a 2% rate is pretty damned high and that doesn't cover a full year.

BTW Your take on mental illness is both idiotic and telling.

"One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six month" - Opening sentence says roughly 33% of COVID survivors had a brain or psychiatric disorder with 6 months. This means a new thing and you know - it might explain 1/6. New defense for the rioters and insurrectionists - COVID Dementia and mental illness... Just practicing Critical thinking humtake style.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-04-08 03:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

a "HUGE" proportion of those that got COVID are elderly?

Wrong. A "HUGE" proportion of DEATHS have been among the elderly.

The "HUGE" proportion of COVID cases are 18-44, the largest share 30 and under.

#16 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-04-08 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I don't know anyone who died of the Covid so therefore no one dies."
THIS IS LOGIC?

#17 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-08 08:59 PM | Reply

"The new findings, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, analysed health records of 236,379 COVID-19 patients, mostly from the United States, and found 34% had been diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric illnesses within six months."

Oh, my....that's really going to f^^k up MadBomber's talking points.

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-08 09:12 PM | Reply

How many of them had a lot of mental problems before they caught the virus?

I know that some people caught the virus as part of their jobs but other people caught the virus because they're idiots.

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2021-04-08 11:45 PM | Reply

"Although the individual risks for most disorders are small, the effect across the whole population may be substantial," said Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at Oxford University who co-led the work.

And that, folks, is public health in a nutshell.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2021-04-09 10:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Critical thinking is your friend. Too much is left unknown in this article to make any kind of conclusion as a reader.

#2 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

So use your "critical thinking" and find the article.

www.thelancet.com(21)00084-5/fulltext

Mean age was 46+/-19.7 years.

Still think they only analyzed old people?

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2021-04-09 10:10 AM | Reply

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