Post-COVID syndrome: Mental health

Post-COVID syndrome: Mental health

Now that we’re a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re beginning to have an understanding of the lasting long-term effects the disease has. While we continue to learn more about the physical long-term complications of COVID-19 on patients, we’re also learning about the psychological toll of the disease on patients, healthcare providers, and the general public.

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50 Comments

  1. Turner Welborn on December 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    recovering from covid right now. my mental health is in the toilet. Im scared of whats to come. Im exhausted. I dont want to do anything except lay in bed. I can barely eat. im just trying to do something small every day and eat what i can its a daily struggle. I just feel so sad, tired, and empty.



  2. Kamui on December 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Anyone who gets PTSD because of Covid 19 and or going as far as considering suicide I want you to know I just believe you’re a weak individuel.

    Think of the countless people in this world who actually have real difficulties like cancer, vision or hearing loss and even both.

    People who suffer from hunger or has no place to call their home. People who have to travel miles to get water and food.

    Yet you’re depressed because you gotta remain inside your home? Oh boo who! I just think you’re a weak individuel and I think someone just needed to tell you.



  3. Areg Martirosyan on December 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    My mental health went from bad to worse…..



  4. Changer of Ways on December 16, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Step 1: Stop watching the news daily
    Step 2: Get off social media
    Step 3: If you’re under 65, you’re more likely to die from a lightning strike than covid.



  5. Chaplain Marcus Allison on December 16, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    I’m not the same. I was supposed to die. Was on ventilator and stayed in hospital for a month and in rehab a month. Physically I am a lot better but emotionally I am so lost. I have never felt this lonely in my entire life but in not sure why
    Where do I go from here. I don’t know what to do. I need help.



  6. Frank on December 16, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Going through everything you talked about in the video. I tested positive for Covid in late July. I was in quarantine alone in my apartment. I went through a lot of symptoms that made develop anxiety as the time went on. I started to notice I devolved fear when I went outside. It went away as I was healing myself from stomach virus that I developed during Covid. I was myself for like 5 days without any anxiety of being outside. I said “I’m back on my normal life.” Then, I got sick again on first day of being back at work. I had a panic attack and was stuck in the break room for hours. After that, I became emotionally unavailable the same week. I was crying at random times of my day if I left alone. I had to take a leave of absence to focus on my mental health and nutrition. Everyday I’m fighting as I can to get out of this mess. Don’t give up, it will heal as time goes on. Be strong.



  7. Grace Rydberg on December 16, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    When i started out, i enjoyed finally being able to stay home and do things from my bed. Throughout the time though, i became more and more anxious through covid. I cant ever focus, i get really confused, i barely sleep, and i can hardly ever go out with friends now. It makes me extremely anxious thinking about going out with my friends. And i get really anxious during and after hanging out with friends. Its all just got worse for me. And it continues too.



  8. Jake vincent on December 16, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    As someone with ADHD with comorbid anxiety and depression, the pandemic without a doubt exacerbated my symptoms.



  9. Rhonda Sisco-Cleveland on December 16, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Covid causes b12, D and magnesium deficiency. You need those for a lot of things, but they affect your nervous system wellness. JUST magnesium deficiency, or JUST vitamin D deficiency can cause depression. Low magnesium and B12, long term, can actually cause dementia; according to my research. They cause brain fog too- covid brain? I had it, and I can’t keep my levels up. BTW, magnesium and vitamin D are important for glucose metabolism also…
    GET CHECKED.



  10. Teresa Curry on December 16, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    my dad needs it



  11. Shyness Breakthrough Community on December 16, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Indeed, Covid can greatly exacerbate people’s underlying areas of weakness – though there is much they can do to connect with others or even overcome their situation despite the pandemic!



  12. Tanvi C on December 16, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    I was 9 before we went into quarantine, i just came back from winter break i remember hearing my classmates talking about a bat virus called corola in china or something i didn’t really care because already had too much to worry about, a few weeks later we got an announcement on the PA i remember that it was march 12th 2020, the principle said we would go into quarantine for 2 weeks, which then turned into a month to 2 months to 3,5 and eventually a year i missed out on so many opportunitys like getting my first commercial, becoming a competetive gymnist, becoming a competetive dancer, going on my first show singing. I already had started these things and 2020 was my peak year I lost so many chances and having trouble at home and school was another struggle, my friends were now distant and the one place i felt good was now gone i hd nobody to talk to and my emotions got bottled up, i started paying attention to myself and realized how many insecurities i have and till this day i still try bottle up my feelings and am really insecure.



  13. German Doomer on December 16, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Corona don’t depend on my i was mental sick before Corona



  14. Ajay Sable on December 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I am caring so much in small things.feeling depressed.having doubts after every activity…about corona



  15. Adriana Ávila on December 16, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    I just feel out of control



  16. LABEEBA M on December 16, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    I am also facing serious issues



  17. princessnahema on December 16, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Just got back to work after covid. I was depressed about losing my job, Bill’s pilling up, even got bored watching tv. Now I am at long last got a new job working from home. Now in depressed I’m back to working. I get off at midnight. I wonder if I put in for a day shift to get off at 430 I will feel a little better



  18. Tillie Georgia on December 16, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Now they are blaming heart problems on post pandemic stress when it’s really the shots.



  19. Moreno Blokland on December 16, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    I work a front-desk job in a hotel in Amsterdam the wages have always been kinda shit but I coped with it cause I liked working with tourist.
    I studied Front-Office Tourism & Hospitality but the pandemic has completely killed the tourism part of this branch.
    as a way of keeping the hotel running our management has decided to take in troubled families (Which I think is a great initiative) but its just not what I feel passionate about.
    The first few months have been maneagable but overtime I’m noticing my will to go to work has decreased more and more up to the point I dread going to work.
    I’m to afraid to tell my boss how I feel cause he will probably tell me to be glad to still have a job but I can’t cope with this anymore I feel miserable at work and its also taking a toll on the days I’m off cause in my head im constantly milling on how I gotta tune back in to this shit job.

    I feel like im trapped inside this job I can’t give up and according to everyone else should be grateful about.

    What should I do?



  20. Ulu Gomes on December 16, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    I didn’t go to the hospital but still am experiencing these symptoms



  21. Brahim Abchiche on December 16, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing , this makes alot of sense of what i’m currently feeling



  22. NO-1-U-NO on December 16, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Even if I were to work for a company that pays me lots of money and become famous around the world, it doesn’t change the fact that COVID-19 is deadly and contagious to everyone of all kind.



  23. r e v e l a r e_ XVII on December 16, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    *Someone’s gonna come out of this pandemic wishing to end the world themselves, and that it is an even more terrifying thought.*



  24. Alanna Chuyan on December 16, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    This video is actually making me more stressed out. Good info. But, I need to go avoid screen time now……



  25. J Ribs on December 16, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    I’m afraid of everything and lay in bed all day. Dropped out of grad school, lost 2 jobs, had a very serious suicide attempt and went to psych ward 3 times in the last 2 years. I can’t think straight whatsoever. It’s really fucked up. How did I go from being successful working on a 2nd master to facing homelessness in January? I really don’t know if I can function any longer.



  26. Let's go Brandon on December 16, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    After years of depression I had planned to finally start going out more. Then the pandemic hit, and threw me back years. I’ve been almost living like I’m in full lockdown for years. I have tried pushing myself to try new things or before covid meeting new people, but nothing seems to bring me lasting joy. Also living with someone vulnerable I don’t feel comfortable going out much now as it would put my family at risk.



  27. Christopher Ochoa on December 16, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    This pandemic set me back years in my mental health progress. I’m so angry, anxious, and depressed all the time and the old things I used to do to release that and grow now just induce panic attacks. So many "friendships" I had didn’t seem to last through the isolation. Living in Texas hasn’t helped, because most people in the mainstream conservative culture here already see mental health as a sign of weakness or made up bs and disregard the reality of what we had and are experiencing.



  28. K T on December 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    In the country I’m currently in, they’ve input many restrictions including a 6 pm curfew for all grocery store and pharmacies and people. They’ve instilled police officers and guards to go around to tell people to go inside or fine them, including pet owners taking out their dogs for a few minutes. It’s ridiculous. I’ve been getting more frustrated and angry with each added on week they extend, I wish I could go home.



  29. InspiredLifeMusic on December 16, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    DON’T GIVE UP ❤️



  30. lil crystal on December 16, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    I’m just sadder and sadder everyday



  31. vinilzord on December 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Interesting video. After recovering from covid-19, I feel it’s much harder to get back to my usual routine. Doing anything becomes a chore. I have spent the past 10 days or so laying on the sofa, messing with my phone and watching Netflix.

    I had moderate depression for a few years during high school, and I feel pretty much the same way now.

    My sleep has worsened too. I sleep 8 hours straight but wake up feeling sluggish. I should get back to meditating and do morning walks to slowly build up my momentum again.

    We all have the power to make things different, so if you’re on the same boat let me say that I believe in you. Let’s do this people 🙏🏼



  32. Meredith Parker on December 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    It has been well known for a while now that viruses probably are actually the cause of serious neuropsychiatric disorders through complex interactions with the immune system. EBV is hypothesized to actually cause bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It’s ridiculous that so many people just can’t stop pointing to the air and psycho babbling about stress instead of taking the cause and effect relationship between the immune system and neuropsychiatric disorders seriously.



  33. nikolka on December 16, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    I was a perfect student before the pandemic. I never missed any homework, had all A’s, all advanced and AP classes, always studied. After a whole year online to coming back for 11th grade in person I still don’t have any motivation left in me to do any homework. I can’t focus and I can’t retain any information. For the first time I started failing multiple tests and classes.



  34. D S on December 16, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    I had no problems during the lockdowns or even fears of covid until I got covid, spent two months in the hospital with a collapsed lung two times and horrible pneumonia among other issues. Now I’m pretty sure I’m suffering from PTSD. I’m full of fear, anxiety and I cry at least once or two times a day. I’m terrified of another lung collapse and think about it constantly.



  35. Jhobeth Datiles on December 16, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Same here but with acid reflux. I just keep myself busy with my work or talking with my family and friends. Even though I am not happy I just fake it until I make it that I really feel happy. Its been 3 weeks since Im fighting from Depression and Anxiety or post trauma after recovering from covid. I tried to swim and it helps me a lot. Now I am planning again to go to the beach and to get some sun. I stop taking meds for sleeping pills or for calmness. I find a trusted friends who I can talk with with the true feelings every time I feel depress or anxious.
    Vitamin B complex, Vitamin D, C and calcium helps me as well to support my nerves and gives me energy and get rid of my sadness feeling.

    We can get through this. In Jesus name. 🙏🏻



  36. Lalitha Maddela on December 16, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Can I know the source of the information in the video please? It’s important and urgent



  37. Titanic Big ship on December 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    I’m 12 years old my mental Health has gone from 75 to only 44



  38. N Esq on December 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Covid didn’t cause mental health issues. Stop lying. Govt lockdown, media terrorism, and social isolation/distancing caused all this. But imaginary virus/flu caused this? Mmmkay



  39. DarkraiVR on December 16, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Ah, so that’s why I haven’t been able to remember much of the eddsworld videos I’ve been binge watching.



  40. Akshatha Bajpe on December 16, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    good one. thank you so much



  41. Joel Decoster on December 16, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    When you have no money, then ? No family or friends? How do you find love? Where can you play? How do you pay? Go you end up in jail? Do you end up in a psyche ward, strapped to a bed, or in an isolation cell, forced to take medication? Mass psychosis.



  42. My Healthytude on December 16, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    As the coronavirus pandemic rapidly sweeps across the world, it is inducing a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at large and among certain groups in particular, such as older adults, care providers and people with underlying health conditions.



  43. Chris Lim on December 16, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    The worst penalty in jail is solitary confinement.
    There are going to be mental issues for years long after this pandemic



  44. WaitingforDarkness1982 on December 16, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Mental Health? heh no shit, the Virus aside the way people have behaved during and probably after this shit is enough to destroy ones mental health. Even worse if a person had a mental health problem before dec 2019.



  45. Ajharul islam Ron on December 16, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    I tested positive for covid on 1st August 2021. I had mild chest but severe back and abdominal cramps for 1st one week. After that i started to recover. There were so symptoms till 26th August. Suddenly i started to have panic attacks feel that I’m going to die. I started to Google the symptoms and yet it made me feel worse. Now for few days I’m having depression and anxiety issues. I’m also having chest pain that come and go, upper back pain, stomach cramps and sometimes shortness of breath. For this issues i can’t even sleep in night. I’m getting insomnia.



  46. Zed Love on December 16, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    The spirit of youth is being oppressed.



  47. J M on December 16, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    What I want to know is, can the virus physically cause long-term depression? I’m NOT asking about worry about the virus, and NOT asking about loneliness. I’m asking about physical changes in the brain. Because I had covid in Feb 2020, and I have had chronic anxiety ever since. And no, not related to worry about the virus.



  48. Black Pine on December 16, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    What’s going on with with the Covid panic /fear and loss of rights…..is enough to depress anyone regardless of having it or not….besides being isolated at home, not being able to see loved ones even nearing death……nooooo has nothing to do with it…….



  49. TheCouncil OnWar on December 16, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    I never tested positive for covid but, spent a few hours with someone who 4 days later tested positive for covid (whole family got it bad) I had some stomach issues worsen that I’ve had. But, now I have been battling this relentless depression which I have struggled with all my life. This was months ago. But that was the one symptom I noticed was some type of mental shift I noticed during the few weeks after I found out my friend tested positive. Sucks. Just cant seem to shake it.



  50. farah nadia on December 16, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    This pandemic covid 19 is real. Now I understand the stressful of the covid 19 patient. I’m not the covid 19 patient but close contact. It makes me worried waiting for the swab test result. Can’t sleep well, keep thinking what’s gonna be happen, can’t eat well. So stressful. 😭😭 It’s more stressful reading the Covid-19 news and daily cases. 😥 Hope this can end soon 😣😣