Long COVID can affect a person’s psychological well-being in a variety of ways. Some of the psychological symptoms associated with Long COVID include:
- Psychological distress: People may feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed. They may also have difficulty dealing with the stress of the ongoing pandemic.
- Emotional lability: People may experience sudden changes in mood or have difficulty regulating their emotions.
- Changes in perception: People may experience changes in their perception of reality, such as feeling detached from reality or experiencing hallucinations.
- Changes in cognition: People may experience changes in their cognitive abilities such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating or processing information.
- Changes in personality: People may experience changes in their personality, such as becoming more irritable or anxious.
- Changes in behavior: People may experience changes in their behavior, such as becoming more withdrawn or having difficulty completing daily tasks.
It’s important to note that not everyone who has had COVID-19 will experience these symptoms and that the severity of the symptoms can vary widely. If you have had COVID-19 and are experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to speak with your healthcare provider to get the appropriate support and care. It’s also important to keep in mind that long covid is still a relatively new phenomenon and not all the long term effects are well understood yet.