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Post-covid syndrome: a review of pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric manifestations and treatment perspectives

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In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare is faced with several new problems, one of which is a post-covid syndrome. Symptoms in many COVID-19 survivors can persist for a long time, significantly affecting the quality of life and work performance. All of the above makes post-covid syndrome a socially significant disease, requires dynamic follow-up of such patients, and rehabilitation programs development. We are currently at the stage of accumulating knowledge about the SARS-CoV-2 pathophysiology and morphogenesis and its long-term consequences. This article discusses neuropsychiatric aspects of the post-covid syndrome: pathogenetic hypotheses, clinical features, and potentially promising treatment strategies.

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D. R. Khasanova
Kazan State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia; Interregional Clinical Diagnostic Center, Ministry of Healthof the Republic of Tatarstan
Russian Federation

49, Butlerov St., Kazan 420012,

12a, Karbyshev St., Kazan 420101

Yu. V. Zhitkova
Interregional Clinical Diagnostic Center, Ministry of Healthof the Republic of Tatarstan
Russian Federation

Yulia Vladimirovna Zhitkova

12a, Karbyshev St., Kazan 420101

G. R. Vaskaeva
Kazan State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

49, Butlerov St., Kazan 420012


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Khasanova D.R., Zhitkova Yu.V., Vaskaeva G.R. Post-covid syndrome: a review of pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric manifestations and treatment perspectives. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2021;13(3):93-98.

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