Over 100,000 Reports of Psychiatric Disorders After COVID Vaccination

One week after receiving a first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, a previously healthy young woman in her 20s presented to the emergency department at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, complaining she was urinating frequently. Her family was more concerned that she was increasingly anxious, not sleeping well, not mentally acute, and was fixated on the belief that she was suffering from kidney disease and irritable bowels. She had no history of mental illness but was convinced that she had contracted COVID-19 and that her body was “shutting down.” Her family also noticed that she had trouble communicating and seemed to have difficulty with motor control at times. Blood and urine tests taken on this visit were normal, although her heartbeat was fast and her blood pressure was elevated, according to the case report published earlier this month in Frontiers in Neurology. She was sent home.

The following day, the young woman returned to the hospital, this time complaining that she was hearing accusatory voices. A COVID PCR test was negative, but further testing revealed two elevated liver enzymes. Her blood pressure was still up, and her heart was racing, so she was hospitalized. The following morning, she took off all her clothes in her hospital room and defecated on the floor.

Doctors began treating the young woman with psychiatric drugs, but she only became “increasingly psychotic,” according to the case report. A prescription of lithium was tried, and then abandoned, when she became catatonic. She was put on another drug, Risperidone, and then suffered a grand mal seizure.

Her memory was intact, and the young woman responded to doctors’ questions, but only in short sentences, in a monotone flat voice. She was lethargic with lingering symptoms of catatonia. She could walk, but slowly, and had to be prompted to move.

A lumbar puncture (spinal tap) and analysis of the young woman’s cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) revealed elevated white blood cells which was evidence of inflammation within her nervous system. Spinal fluid and blood tests for a list of viruses from herpes simplex and Epstein-Barr virus to HIV were negative.

“The constellation of symptoms (spontaneous defecation, catatonia, sudden encephalopathy without metabolic or infectious findings) coupled with the preliminary CSF results and the history of deterioration after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination led to a strong clinical suspicion of an autoimmune-mediated encephalitis driven by the vaccine,” states the paper written by doctors at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, Sharp Memorial Hospital, in San Diego, and the Center for Immunity, Infection and Inflammation at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla, CA.

Vaccine encephalitis

Eventually, CSF tests confirmed the diagnosis of Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis – an autoimmune condition characterized by neuropsychiatric syndromes and the presence of antibodies against glutamate (GluN1) receptors detectable in the spinal fluid.

Anti-NMDAR encephalitis has been associated with viral illnesses such as Japanese encephalitis, Epstein-Barr virus, and COVID infection. It has also been associated with vaccinations against H1N1, yellow feverTdaP-IPV booster, and Japanese Encephalitis. New onset psychosis has been associated with other vaccines as well, including for rabies and smallpox.

The 2018 documentary Malcolm is a Little Unwell depicts the ordeal of British veteran foreign affairs correspondent Malcolm Brabant’s descent into psychosis after he got a yellow fever vaccine to travel.

After ruling out all other potential causes, the young woman was treated with immunoglobulins and rituximab – a drug used for autoimmune conditions – and steroid therapy. She gradually improved and, 61 days after her first dose of the COVID shot and 45 days in the hospital, she was discharged with “minor neurological deficits.” She remained on anticonvulsant drugs for seizures three months later but was able to return to work.

Other case reports

Though the researchers describe this as the “first instance of anti-NMDAR encephalitis after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine,” other case reports of sudden onset psychosis following COVID vaccination are already in the medical literature.

The symptoms began a month earlier after he had received a first dose of mRNA based COVID-19 vaccine, according to the case report from doctors at Stony Brook University and Northport Veteran Administration Medical Center in New York. They had gradually worsened until he was admitted to the hospital’s neurology unit. The following day he was wandering the unit talking to himself, stating that the EEG machine was communicating with him. He was launched onto anti-psychotic medications and his hallucinations and delusions resolved after two days. He was discharged on the medication five days later, and a week later was asymptomatic and back to work.

Another case series describes a 42-year-old man with paranoid delusions that began the day of his Pfizer mRNA vaccine and a previously healthy 57-year-old man who was admitted to a psychiatric emergency unit after attempting suicide three days after receiving Pfizer’s shot. His psychiatric symptoms began on the evening he received the vaccine, when he became irritable, sleepless, and began talking to himself and developed “nihilistic delusions.”

Autoimmune encephalitis, suicides, psychotic episodes after Pfizer shots

The phenomenon has been reported in children as well. One report to the U.S. Government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) describes a 13-year-old from Virginia who developed “extremely elevated anxiety, nonstop worries and fears, irrational thoughts, OCD thoughts and behaviors” that began the day of a Pfizer injection in June. The boy, who experienced tingling in his limbs and sharp electric-like jolts of pain in his brain, would lie under a blanket for hours afraid of the world, had severe sleep disruption, tics, angry outbursts, and would often stare blankly. He was diagnosed with “autoimmune encephalitis” and has lost the ability to care for himself and now requires a full-time carer.

Other VAERS reports describe young lives ruined. One woman reported that her 28-year-old son, forced to get vaccinated by his employer, was hospitalized two days after receiving his first Pfizer dose after he went into “such a severe state of psychosis that he tried to jump out of my vehicle going 40 miles an hour.” She reported that we have been going through “pure hell” since his reception of the vaccine.

Some reports describe psychosis that ends in suicide.

A 48-year-old Tennessee woman who had a Pfizer shot reported that she had a psychotic episode the same day. “I literally thought I was going to drive myself and my nephew to Heaven… I left the house without a phone and drove all the way to where my vehicle ran out of gas. I was apprehended by the highway patrol and taken to the local hospital.” The woman said that she refused to eat, drink, or sleep because of paranoid thoughts that people were trying to poison her and was hospitalized for two days. She was medicated to sleep and awoke recovered.

“Why didn’t you all have psychosis as a possible side effect?” she asked.

121,559 psychiatric disorders

VigiBase, the World Health Organization’s global database of adverse drug events lists 121,559 reports of psychiatric disorders following administration of any COVID vaccine. These include:

  • 29,661 individuals reporting insomnia
  • 18,377 reports of anxiety
  • 13,904 reports of a “confusional state”
  • 11,447 reports of sleep disorders
  • 6,234 reports of “nervousness”
  • 5,202 people reporting “disorientation”
  • 4,463 reports of “acute stress disorder”
  • 3,682 people who experienced “restlessness”
  • 3,430 people reporting hallucinations
  • 3,405 reports of depression
  • 3,301 reports of “depressed mood”
  • 2,814 “panic attacks”
  • 2,444 people who experienced “poor quality sleep”
  • 1,883 experiences of “delirium”
  • 1,864 people reporting “agitation”
  • 1,752 reports of nightmares
  • 1,507 people who reported having “abnormal dreams”
  • 606 eating disorders
  • 365 cases of “psychotic disorder” or “acute psychosis” or “psychotic behavior”
  • 226 instances of tic disorder

Some of the less common reports on VigiBase include 213 reports of Near Death Experience after vaccination, 57 completed suicides, and 25 cases of “exploding head syndrome” – a condition in which people hear a very loud noise like an explosion, gunshot or cymbals clanging as though it is right next to them, usually just as they are falling asleep or waking, but it is not real.

British Yellow Card adverse event reporting data alone includes 26,916 psychiatric disorders following COVID vaccination.


“The virus that causes COVID –SARS-CoV- 2 is known to trigger a powerful immune response, which includes the release of large amounts of proinflammatory cytokines,” note the New York researchers in their case report described above. “It has been hypothesized that a COVID-19 triggered cytokine storm may increase the risk of psychosis.” They cited 42 reported cases of psychosis following COVID infection. Coincidentally, schizophrenia has been linked to inflammation in recent research. Vaccination, which is designed to provoke an inflammatory response, can go awry as well.

2018 study of 41 college-aged people looked at some inflammatory markers before and after receiving the influenza vaccine and found that those with higher levels of serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) after vaccination also showed more severe depressive symptoms.

In a 2017 pilot study, researchers from Yale University School of Medicine and Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine looked at vaccine records and found that children diagnosed with neuropsychiatric conditions anorexia nervosa, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorder, were more likely to have been recently vaccinated than control children.

**By Celeste McGovern


One Reply to “Over 100,000 Reports of Psychiatric Disorders After COVID Vaccination”

  1. The Wise Virgin


    All shalom!

    Last night, after prayer, I received the Word as I believe from the Most High:

    “Without understanding the true reasons, you will not be able to do anything right, because chaos will cover the spiritual eyes with a veil, and you will seek the light that enlightens the eyes of your spirit, so that you can find the right direction. This is a time of trial and a time of seeking Me out from the bottom of your heart. You don’t understand all the things that are going to happen, so many of you are even afraid to think about it. And you don’t just need to think, but you need to prepare for everything that’s coming. And first of all, it is your heart, so that it is completely cleansed of all that belongs to this world of flesh and darkness. And this is so that the enemy does not have the opportunity to cling to what belongs to him inside you and pull you into the darkness.

    The second most important thing, and which is also very important, is to understand My ways for you in this time of chaos and darkness, because chaos and darkness will be primarily where My light and My protection will not be. Renewing your spirit can help you maintain clarity of thought, which is directly related to your ability to be in My shalom without being guided by the emotions of the soul, succumbing to them. Your spirit, your spiritual person, must be strong so that you can bear all the infirmities and pressures that arise. Clarity of thought is necessary to quickly weigh all situations and act according to the Spirit, not according to the flesh.

    This is best done if you know My Word and abide in it, because it is mostly through the Word of the Scriptures that you will receive answers and hints on how to deal with all this darkness. It is My Word, which is reflected in the Scriptures, that is a legitimate tool that can be used, used in any situation, so as not to violate the principle of justice in your choice, even when, through the prayers of the saints, I show mercy to those who are perishing or in need to some extent, sending this Word to resolve this or that situation. For those who already have My living Word — My Son-within them, it is enough to be in communion with Me in order to have an understanding of all the situations that arise and how to behave in them.

    I will no longer show mercy to those who spit in My face, rebelling against Me and My Word, but I will subject all of them, each in his own degree, to such a shake-up as to knock out all the stupidity that has settled in the heart through selfishness and spiritual laziness. As wheat is threshed, so I will grind out of souls hardened in their selfishness and spiritual pride all that My people allowed and did not remove until this day, while I patiently appealed to the Truth of our Covenant, giving them the opportunity to change and prepare themselves before everything was so complicated. But that time is over and now it is time to reveal what has been going on in secret up to this point.

    Darkness comes forth to claim what is hers in the souls of men, and this is the time when I will bring the shadow of death into the light. For darkness to be destroyed, it must be manifested by coming out into the light. The trials of the forces of darkness take place at all times — and this is part of the spiritual war that has never stopped since its beginning. But the maximum peak of My ships occurs exactly at the moment when the darkness manifests itself to the maximum extent.

    It was after the ninth plague, which was associated with manifest, “tangible” darkness, that My maximum, highest judgment in Egypt took place, when the firstfruits were struck, the strongest part of its power — its firstborn. This is exactly what will happen in the last days of My judgments before the return of My Son, Who now sits at My right hand. These judgments will take place in many ways through My faithful ones, whom I will clothe with My manifest glory. And what happened in Egypt, when Pharaoh’s forces were destroyed in the waters of the sea, is similar to what will happen during the final battle, which you call the Battle of Armagedon. It will take place all over the world, but the peak of the battle will take place in Israel in the Megiddo Valley. This battle will be fleeting. As Pharaoh and his army were drowned by the waters of the sea, so the armies of My adversary will be drowned by the torrents of fire of My manifest glory. And then will come the end of the main segment of this universal war, which symbolizes the sixth day of creation: the human number. After that, the seventh-day era will come, when other events will take place that should be the final puzzle in this whole picture of a huge opposition to My will, where My children and all My creation were involved.

    Be vigilant and don’t let your souls relax as you indulge in the fascinations of this passing and disappearing world with its passions and lusts. Keep yourselves clean and pray that you will understand My will for you at all times. Remember that I deal sincerely with the sincere, but with the wicked according to his wickedness. Put your full trust in the grace that I give you to help you pass every test that is marked out for you and come out victorious. There are no easy paths in war, but My glory is for My faithful ones who do My will at all times.

    I love you and My heart is always open to you, but don’t close your hearts to Me.

    Your loving Father, Who is a Righteous Judge”