The pandemic has changed your brain — here’s how to overcome that

 

Whether you have contracted COVID-19 or not, your brain is likely to have changed over the past few months. The virus itself can cause a number of neurological problems, along with anxiety and depression. The isolation and worry caused by the pandemic can similarly alter our brain chemistry and cause mood disorders. In our new paper, published in Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews, we have investigated how to best overcome the brain changes linked to the pandemic. Let’s start with COVID-19 infection. In addition to mood disorders, common symptoms include fatigue, headaches, memory loss, and problems with attention. The pandemic has changed your brain — here’s how to overcome that

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