Long COVID could change your brain, researchers say – CTV

Nov. 23, 2022

New research has indicated that COVID-19 may be correlated with lasting changes in the human brain.

Through analyzing MRI scans six months after patients have recovered from COVID-19, researchers with the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) have begun considering long-term mental complications, which may be a result of the disease’s neurological impact.

The research is an effort to better understand reported symptoms largely associated with “long COVID” — including difficulty concentrating, headaches, sleep problems, pins-and-needles sensations, and depression or anxiety.

“Group-level studies have not previously focused on COVID-19 changes in magnetic susceptibility of the brain, despite several case reports signaling such abnormalities,” study co-author Sapna S. Mishra said in an RSNA press release.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/long-covid-could-change-your-brain-researchers-say-1.6164339

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