A third of people who had COVID-19 have developed neuropsychiatric symptoms that have lasted for than six months after their initial diagnosis. The Lancet Psychiatry conducted a study in April and found that these symptoms affect all ages and persist after respiratory symptoms resolve.
Some patients experience memory loss, lack of clarity and poor concentration known as brain fog. These COVID survivors state that they have to “work twice as hard for half as much” in everyday life.
James Jackson a psychologist and director of behavioral health at Vanderbilt University works with COVID-19 patients who have long term brain symptoms such as brain fog. He’s recorded that patients who experience these neurological symptoms also report anxiety and depression.