Your Health Matters

Actions

Studies show that some COVID-19 survivors experience neurological problems months after infection

brain medical scan doctor alzheimer's dementia
Posted at 6:10 AM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 09:10:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — We're learning more about the impact COVID-19 could have on our brains.

One study found that 34% of COVID survivors were diagnosed with a neurological or psychological condition, within 6 months of being infected.

Researches studied more than 236,000 COVID patients, and compared them with those who experienced other respiratory infections.

They found COVID patients face a 44% higher risk for neurological or psychiatric illness, than someone recovering from the flu.