Metro Detroit doctors say coronavirus (COVID-19) survivors reporting mental health issues
DETROIT – Metro Detroit doctors say some coronavirus (COVID-19) survivors are reporting significant issues with their mental health.
Many survivors say once they leave the hospital, they think they’re basically done fighting the virus, but the road to recovery is much longer and bumpier than they anticipated -- both physically and mentally.
“I just don’t feel right, and you know, people say, ‘Of course,’ because I had to deal with a life-threatening situation and I kind of get that, I guess, but still,” said Alonzo White, of Detroit.
White developed a fever in mid-March and went to lie down.
“When I woke up against, I was in the hospital and like three weeks had went by,” White said. “They told me I was in there and I was in a coma.”
White is still reeling from the experience.
He has faced challenges before. He lost both legs in a car crash seven years ago, but being stuck at home and isolated from family and friends makes this situation different, he said.
“We’re hearing a lot of people talk about the fact that they feel disconnected,” said Dr. Robin Hanks, the chief of neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.
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Hanks said COVID-19 is unique in many ways.
“This particular condition really affects different people in different ways and ...
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