A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) study is raising questions about “long COVID”, suggesting those who claim to be suffering “long COVID” months or even years after Covid infection are likely suffering from anxiety.
The NIH study found that there was no evidence of long-term COVID-19 infection in patients who were six or more weeks removed from the onset of symptoms, even if those patients reported that they were experiencing “long COVID.” Further, the study found that individuals who reported having long COVID were disproportionately women and individuals with history of anxiety disorders.
Impressive study of Long Covid (here PASC). They only identified significantly higher odds of developing PASC in females and those w/anxiety disorder. They failed to identify objective abnormalities on diagnostic testing to explain the ongoing symptoms. https://t.co/12XahMCPGu pic.twitter.com/JyDCiVoqOw
— Tracy Høeg, MD, PhD (@TracyBethHoeg) May 24, 2022