Long COVID‑19 on the human brain

Graff-Guerrero, Ariel | $932,475

Ontario Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 2021 CIHR Operating Grant

Over one million Canadians have been infected by COVID-19. Many people who have been infected by COVID‑19 experience negative mental symptoms, such as “brain fog” and fatigue. For many of these people, they continue to feel these negative mental symptoms even after recovering from COVID-19. However, scientists still do not know how COVID‑19 harms the human brain and causes these mental problems. Our goal is to use advanced brain imaging to determine whether people who have been infected with COVID‑19 show damage in their brain. We hope that this information will help doctors determine what treatments should be provided to help people who are suffering from continuing mental problems after being infected with COVID-19.

With funding from the Government of Canada

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