How COVID Can Affect Your Child’s Brain

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
COVID and the Brain:

    • Per the current data, neuropsychiatric symptoms (brain fog, memory issues, attention issues, cognitive issues, etc.) in children following infection with COVID-19 are rare. However, there was an apparent increase in kids correlating with the spread of Omicron. This is perhaps due to the higher rates of infection with this variant in the pediatric demographic. There is also some data that suggests post-COVID neuropsychiatric symptoms occur with greater frequency in adolescents.

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