First UK study of COVID-19 neurological and psychiatric complications warns of mental health problems in younger patients, RCPsych

A study of 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic describes a range of neurological and psychiatric complications that may be linked to the virus. The research carried out by the CoroNerve Studies Group, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal reveals that while stroke was the most commonly reported neurological complication in hospitalised COVID-19 patients, many younger patients developed an altered mental state such as psychosis or catatonia. To investigate the breadth of COVID-19 complications that affect the brain, researchers set up a secure, UK-wide online network for specialist doctors to report details of specific cases. These portals were hosted by professional bodies representing specialists in neurology, stroke, psychiatry and intensive care. Data was collected between 2 April and 26 April 2020, during the exponential phase of the pandemic.
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