What Is COVID Doing to Our Brains?

What Is COVID Doing to Our Brain?

One aspect of COVID that has frightening implications is its effect on mental health. From early on in the pandemic, doctors noticed that COVID patients seemed in some cases to be suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders, some of which persisted long after other symptoms had vanished. For this episode, we spoke with Dr. Jonathan Rogers, a practicing psychiatrist, a prize-winning researcher in the University College London Division of Psychiatry specializing in neuropsychiatric disorders, and first author of a study examining the neuropsychiatric effects reported from coronaviruses more generally, including SARS and MERS. We spoke to Jonathan about the study, his findings, and his view of the risks of these effects in the current pandemic. Just how worried should you be? Tune in to find out.