New study links mental impairments to COVID-19 among survivors

Oct 7, 2020

Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, Meharry’s 12th President and Chief Executive Officer
Credit Meharry Medical College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  A leading member of Nashville’s Coronavirus Task Force said this week that there is now hard evidence that COVID-19 can cause serious changes in a survivor’s mental capacity.

Meharry Medical College President Dr. James Hildreth has noted a peer reviewed study out Monday that involved more than 500 patients in the Chicago area.

The research concluded that about a third of COVID-19 survivors suffered some form of mental impairment. The symptoms ranged from simple headaches and dizziness to delirium and a near comatose state.

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