Covid-19 can lead to delusions and aggression *1 UPDATE*
Drug treatment should be started in Covid-19 patients with delirium who present agitation, aggression, hallucinations, and delusions which pose a risk of imminent harm to others.
Neurological complications, such as neuropsychiatric symptoms, cognitive impairments, delirium, behaviours alteration, anxiety, and depression, have been described in approximately 25% of COVID-19 patients in the acute phase of the disease. Longitudinal studies revealed that COVID-19 survivors showed mental health disorders and neurocognitive disorders and included cognitive impairment as long-term sequelae of infection.
Preprint: Dementia Clinical Care in Relation to COVID-19
UPDATE 1 – 25th February 2022
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