Neurocovid-19: effects of COVID-19 on the brain

Matar-Khalil et al.

In the COVID-19 pandemic, direct and indirect effects on mental health have been reported, including neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neuropsychological symptoms with possible long-term effects. Also, it is suspected that in the coming years there could be a worldwide increase in the incidence of neurodegenerative disorders.
The objective of this article is to review the most up-to-date information on brain damage associated with COVID-19, as well as the neuropsychiatric symptoms of the disease. The exact mechanisms of brain damage have not yet been clarified, and further longitudinal and international research—including studies that incorporate epidemiological, clinical, and diagnostic variables—is required to define these mechanisms and establish their impact on mental health, as well as their long-term consequences.

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