Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression in post-COVID19 patients: integrative review


  • Marilúcia Carrijo Universidade Evangélica de Anápolis - UniEVANGÉLICA
  • Miriã Cãndida Oliveira
  • Aline C. Oliveira
  • Maria Eduarda Moreira Lino Universidade Evangélica de Goiás - UniEVANGÉLICA
  • Shayra K. A. Souza
  • João Pedro R. Afonso
  • Ricardo S. Moura
  • Daniela R. P. Fonseca
  • Adriano L. Fonseca
  • Renata S. R. Tomaz
  • Renata K. da Palma
  • Rodolfo P. Vieira
  • Sara S. Faria
  • Luís Vicente F. de Oliveira



Post-traumatic stress disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, Sleep disorders, SARS-CoV-2


Background: Global estimates point to high prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders in individuals hospitalized for COVID-19. In Brazil, anxiety and depression rates resulting from SARS-CoV-2 infection range from 29.7% to 68%, respectively, being more prevalent in young women, with lower educational level, with comorbidities and psychological problems. previous. Objective: Identify possible causes, verify prevalence and identify risk factors for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. Methods: An integrative literature review was carried out involving retrospective and/or prospective cohort studies and population-based clinical trials published in the last three years. The main evidence on the relationship between neuropsychiatric disorders and intrinsic changes in neuroimmunomodulation parameters was also raised. Results: Twenty-one studies were included that addressed the presence of symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, fatigue in sleep disorders in COVID19 survivors. Conclusion: With this literature review, it can be concluded that PTSD, anxiety, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances are highly prevalent symptoms in COVID-19 survivors, being persistent for up to one-year post-infection.


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2022-06-30 — Updated on 2022-07-04

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Carrijo, M., Cãndida Oliveira, M., C. Oliveira, A., Eduarda Moreira Lino, M., K. A. Souza, S., R. Afonso, J. P., S. Moura, R., R. P. Fonseca, D., L. Fonseca, A., S. R. Tomaz, R., K. da Palma, R., P. Vieira, R., S. Faria, S. ., & F. de Oliveira, L. V. (2022). Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression in post-COVID19 patients: integrative review. Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, 20, 1–10.