(ORDO NEWS) — Experts from the University of Paris found that family members of patients with a severe form of coronavirus often develop mental illness. In particular, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Elie Azoulay, a doctor of medicine and philosophy from the University of Paris, together with colleagues, found that relatives of patients who are seriously ill with COVID-19 are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the results of a study conducted by Elie Azoulay, doctor of medical and philosophical sciences from the University of Paris.
Specialists in the course of the study analyzed the health status of 307 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (181 of them with covid) and 602 members of their families.
It turned out that family members of those who were hospitalized with coronavirus were more likely to have signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (35% vs. 19%), anxiety (41% vs. 34%) and depression (31% vs. 18%) compared with those with who had acute respiratory distress syndrome not due to COVID-19.
In addition, among those whose loved ones died from covid, the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder was almost twice as high as among those whose relatives recovered from COVID-19 (62% and 35%, respectively).
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