SfN Webinar: COVID-19, the Brain, and Mental Health: Weighing the Direct and Indirect Effects
July 29, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

While COVID-19 is often thought of as primarily a respiratory disease, many neurological symptoms are present in those affected. Societal changes in response to the pandemic, such as social isolation and economic disruption, influence mental health. In this webinar, we will discuss recent findings on the direct and indirect implications of COVID-19 on the health and function of the nervous system.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of the COVID-19 virus on these sense of smell.
  • Identify other possible direct effects of the COVID-19 virus on brain function.
  • Discuss how the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic can affect mental health and well-being.
  • Explain why the indirect impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and well-being are not felt equally across groups.

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