Russian doctor named ways to distinguish a mentally ill from an antivaxer

Treushnikova: if a person has dramatically changed behavior, it is worth contacting a specialist

psyche from the adversary of vaccination. Her words are quoted by

The interlocutor of the publication noted that it is impossible for a layperson to accurately distinguish a mentally ill person from an ordinary antivaxer. According to her, if a person does not sleep at night for a long time, answers inappropriately, or dramatically changes his behavior and lifestyle, he should contact a specialist. At the same time, it is impossible to diagnose a person on his own.

According to the physician, now there is no increase in patients with mental disorders. “It happens that people with coronavirus suffer acute psychoses. However, there are not so many of them, this is not a mass phenomenon, “the Russian doctor says.

Treushnikova noted that information about the coronavirus pandemic worries everyone, any information broadcast in the media affects the human psyche. However, a large number of people turn to psychologists rather than psychiatrists. The most vulnerable category of the population is people between the ages of 18 and 35: they, according to the psychiatrist, are more worried about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK found that people with mental disorders people with schizophrenia, for example, are five times more likely to die from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and three times more likely to be hospitalized due to the coronavirus. People with psychotic disorders were 4.84 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without severe mental illness.



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