Posted on April 7, 2021
- While most people think of COVID-19 as primarily affecting the lungs, the data on millions of patients shows it can damage other body systems, including the brain. Some patients have experienced serious brain inflammation, delirium, hallucinations, psychotic symptoms, and strokes. Others report a milder, but still troubling, set of symptoms that some experts are referring to as “brain fog” or “COVID brain,” characterized by headache, confusion, and memory problems. In some patients, these effects cleared up quickly, but in others—the so-called “long-haulers”—memory and thinking problems persist.