Almost half of the last coronavirus survivors suffered mental disorders

Brazilians brought from China disembark from the aircrafts sent by the Brazilian government to Wuhan

Brazilians brought from China disembark from the aircrafts sent by the Brazilian government to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic

  |  Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress - 09 fev.2020

Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress can be consequences of psychological distress during public health crises

Between 2002 and 2003, a coronavirus caused panic in the world and almost 800 deaths from SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). But the damage did not stop there: four years later, 42% of the survivors had developed a mental disorder.

Most of them (54.5%) had post-traumatic stress disorder, and 39% had depression, according to a study published in 2014 in the specialized journal East Asian Arch Psychiatry.

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