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A third of COVID survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders: study, data mining melodrama
Lancet | A longer look at COVID-19 and neuropsychiatric outcomes, litany of limitations
This suggests that, although almost all neurological and psychiatric outcomes were more frequent in patients with more severe COVID-19 than in those with mild disease, these psychiatric disorders might be more driven by general effects, including psychosocial aspects of infection, rather than a direct effect of COVID-19 on the brain.
by Cat on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 03:21:12 PM EST
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We already knew about the link between Covid-19 and obvious brain damage such as strokes (bleeding in the brain) that can be seen on x-rays, CAT scans, etc.

The link between non-obvious, i.e., non-detectable, brain damage and mental dysfunction - associated with norepinephrine or dopamine cycle damage to the raphe nuclei or ventral tegmental area, respectively, or both? - is suspected, has been reported, and AFAIK not proven.  Either or both of these can manifest as anxiety, depression, bipolar, or schizophrenia since our knowledge of the brain/mind Unity is still in the very early stages of understanding.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 04:23:32 PM EST
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