The Doctor Spoke about the "Brain Fog" in Patients with COVID-19
OREANDA-NEWS. Patients after coronavirus describe their condition as "brain fog", it is characterized by cognitive impairment, anxiety, and insomnia. About the peculiarities of the condition of patients who have had coronavirus, said the doctor of medical sciences, chief physician of the Psychiatric Clinical Hospital No. 1 named after ON. Alekseeva of the Moscow Department of Health Georgy Kostyuk.
As the expert explained at a press conference at the Rossiya Segodnya MIA, post-ovarian disorders, as described by doctors, have cerebrasthenic symptoms. And in psychiatric terminology, the words and phrases with which patients themselves describe their condition are very often used, and now we have such a phrase - "brain fog", which is how patients describe their condition after an infectious process. "
According to the specialist, this condition is characterized mainly by cognitive impairments in combination with sleep disturbances, with anxiety, and in many patients with depressive manifestations. He also added that there are extra-ocular disorders caused by the information component - infodemia.
According to the chief freelance psychiatrist of the Ministry of Health of Russia, general director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution National Medical Research Center Zurab Kekelidze, with coronavirus manifestations of delirium (mental disorder with impaired consciousness) are also possible, and it is important to understand what it is associated with.