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COVID-19: observed effects on mental health and neurology

MOJ Public Health
D Britt, W Sumner Davis

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SARS-CoV-2 has profound effects on the mental health of a society and has implications on neurological brain function. This review explores current research on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the association between different mental health disorders and central nervous system problems. A combination of various factors, such as governmental policies, heightened anxiety surrounding the unknown outcomes, and false narratives spread by mass media outlets, can have significant implications on the cognitive well-being of affected and unaffected individuals, family members, and healthcare providers. Psychological interventions are needed to address the pandemic's short-term and long-term effects, specifically regarding mental health and neurological outcomes of the SARS-CoV-2 infection.


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