The Science: “Long Covid” is Common in People with a History of Mental Illness

It’s not a totally fake psychological illness, but it is definitely triggered by having a history of mental illness and delusions.


You may have up to a 50% higher risk of developing long Covid-19 if you suffer from common psychiatric issues such as anxiety or depression, a recent study found.

Signs of the malady can include breathing problems, brain fog, chronic coughing, changes in taste and smell, overwhelming fatigue, difficulties in performing daily life functions, and disruptions in sleep that can last months, even years, after the infection has cleared the body.

People who self-identified as having anxiety, depression or loneliness, or who felt extremely stressed or worried frequently about the coronavirus were more likely to experience long Covid-19, according to the study published this month in JAMA Psychiatry.

“We found participants with two or more types of psychological distress before infection had a 50% higher risk of getting long Covid,” said study coauthor Dr. Siwen Wang, a research fellow in the department of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

Long Covid is indistinguishable from a psychological disorder and appears in people with a history of psychological disorders, but it’s a real medical disease caused by a virus.

That’s just The Science.

It makes total sense, goy.