A ‘Hidden’ Mental Health Pandemic – The Lasting Impact of COVID-19

It has now been one year since lockdown was first announced and we were instructed to “stay at home”. Here at Brain-Based, we mark this anniversary by reflecting on the last year and its long-term ramifications on our mental health. The past year has been one filled with uncertainty, isolation and fear. Increased unemployment, economic […]

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The Effect of COVID-19 in Student Mental Health and the Importance of Exercise

You might have heard of Brain-Based’s engagement in Mind’s 27 27 challenge. This challenge encourages participants to run 27 miles in 27 days in support of the 27% of students who report mental health difficulties during university. Brain-Based has jumped on this opportunity to raise awareness about these concerning figures and collect funds towards this […]

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People with schizophrenia may be at an increased risk of dying from COVID-19

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that people diagnosed with schizophrenia disorder, and those on the spectrum are at a greater risk of dying from Covid-19. New York-based researchers collected data from electronic medical records on chronic conditions for a period of three months between March and May […]

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How Covid-19 Enters The Brain

To our knowledge, there are seven types of coronaviruses that naturally infect humans; the current, most prominent one being of course, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which emerged in December 2019–dubbed Covid-19. The respiratory manifestations of Covid-19 have been well investigated; although, with little research to suggest its impact on the neurology […]

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COVID-19 and the Brain

30-80% of COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, loss of concentration and nausea, which may last beyond the disease recovery period. As the long-term complications of COVID-19 are not clear yet, research into the development of these neurological symptoms is essential. Two recent studies have highlighted crucial findings on the link between […]

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