COVID-19 & its effect to Brain function

COVID-19 & its effect to Brain function

Brain Disorders and Therapy is pleased to announce Special issue on “COVID-19 & its effect to Brain function”.

COVID-19 does appear to affect brain function in some people. Specific neurological symptoms seen in people with COVID-19 include loss of smell, inability to taste, muscle weakness, tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, dizziness, confusion, delirium, seizures, and stroke.

One study that looked at 214 people with moderate to severe COVID-19 in Wuhan, China found that about one-third of those patients had one or more neurological symptoms. Neurological symptoms were more common in people with more severe disease. Neurological symptoms have also been seen in COVID-19 patients in the US and around the world.

Some people with neurological symptoms tested positive for COVID-19 but did not have any respiratory symptoms like coughing or difficulty breathing; others experienced both neurological and respiratory symptoms. Experts do not know how the coronavirus causes neurological symptoms.

They may be a direct result of infection or an indirect consequence of inflammation or altered oxygen and carbon dioxide levels caused by the virus. The CDC has added "new confusion or inability to rouse" to its list of emergency warning signs that should prompt you to get immediate medical attention.

Submission Process

  • Special issue articles can include both original unpublished research articles and review articles related to the specific theme.
  • Manuscripts will be accepted for publishing in the special issue only after getting approved by the peer review committee [selected by the guest editor(s)].
  • All the articles in special issues should strictly adhere to journal style and formatting.
  • Each special issue can be created with 10-15 articles.
  • All accepted manuscripts can be submitted online via  Submission should be accompanied by a cover letter with reference to the concerned special issue theme.
  • Accepted manuscripts submitted before the deadline will be published within the given timeframe for the respective journal publication.
  • For further information on special issue guidelines and submission process, please contact [email protected]

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