Patients suffering from 'long COVID' may also be suffering from profound mental health issues

OHSU is paying special attention to mental health treatment as part of its holistic approach to long COVID patient care.

PORTLAND, Ore. — While the pandemic surely had a detrimental impact on overall mental health, doctors are increasingly working to address the acute psychological impact of long COVID on patients.

That includes Amy Weishan, who was diagnosed with COVID twice; first in July of 2020, then again that October. Like an estimated 8 to 23 million Americans, her symptoms never went away. They lingered and evolved into persistent exhaustion and sporadic brain fog.

“I’m almost two years into this,” said Weishan, 48. “I used

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