Many millennials are discovering that they may be experiencing long-term COVID effects after identifying with a Reddit thread on the topic.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, individuals who were infected with the virus have reported long-term effects that can persist for weeks, months, or even years afterward.
A post in the r/Millennials subreddit from a user identified as u/ResidentNecessary sparked a conversation around experiencing mental health challenges after contracting COVID. The post garnered almost 2,000 upvotes and over 750 comments, with many users expressing their own uncertainty about their mental health.
Notably, long COVID’s physical symptoms have been tied to mental health after-effects according to psychiatrist Dr. Anna Dickerman of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine.
Users of the thread also discussed experiencing brain fog, memory issues, cognitive disruptions, and other neurological or respiratory challenges as a result of long COVID.
The post prompted an engaging and impactful discussion about the long-term effects of COVID, highlighting the extent of its impact on individuals’ lives.