Understanding symptoms of psychological and cognitive problems during your COVID-19 recovery

Discover nutritional information and resources to help understand and improve the symptoms of psychological and cognitive problems related to COVID-19

Symptoms of psychological and cognitive problems

  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Apathy
  • Depression
  • Despair
  • Hallucinations
  • Low mood

What does it have to do with my nutrition and diet?

  • Your emotional state can affect what you choose to eat, and some foods can be eaten as emotional comfort.
  • Low mood, apathy and other symptoms can also prevent you from eating at all, hence affecting your nutrition.


The Swansea Bay University Health Board has a Covid and Long Covid recovery – therapy information pack which provides ideas for:

  • sleep issues
  • psychological wellbeing
  • further links to manage post traumatic disorder syndrome
  • care after being hospitalised.

You can watch a talk by a Clinical Psychologist providing expert advice on how your psychological well-being is linked with your physical health. 

Watch the Nutrition and COVID-19 recovery talks

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