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COVID-19 May Have Long-term Effects on the Brain

Long COVID is a growing problem worldwide

COVID-19 has proven capable of affecting nearly every part of the body—including the brain.

A study of 1.28 million people who had the disease, published August 17 in the Lancet Psychiatry, sheds light on the often complex, and sometimes long-term, impacts of COVID-19 on the minds of kids and adults.

Analyzing data from patients in the U.S. and several other countries, researchers found that within the first two months of getting COVID-19, people were more likely to experience anxiety and depression than people who got a different type of respiratory infection. And for up to two years after, people remained at greater risk for conditions such as brain fog, psychosis, seizures and dementia.

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