1st Edition

Understanding the Behavioral and Medical Impact of Long COVID An Empirical Guide to Assessment and Treatment of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS CoV-2 Infection

Edited By Leonard A. Jason, Charles Lapp Copyright 2023
    298 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    298 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Understanding the Behavioral and Medical Impact of Long COVID serves to expand the research around the illness in order to enable health care researchers and practitioners to address the questions that are imperative to individuals suffering from this condition. Through its multi-faceted approach, the book puts forth a maturation of research and interventions that are theoretically sound, empirically valid, innovative, and creative in the Long COVID area.

    As a scholarly and scientific compilation of Long COVID symptoms and related disorders, this book offers unparalleled insight into the critical developments across medical areas treating this illness. It helps to fill the space that the pandemic had created for knowledge of the condition, and contributes to the emerging emphasis on translational research blending the social sciences and biological fields. By putting forth the most optimal medical care practices in the treatment of complex Long COVID symptoms, this practical anthology will serve as a guide for practicing clinicians in assessment as well as treatment. It will also benefit researchers aiming to gain more understanding of Long COVID through its discussion around the critical developments in other medical areas treating the condition, and paves the way for the collaboration and future research needed to best support the global effort to mitigate the effects of this illness.

    This book will be essential reading for academics, practitioners, and researchers. It will appeal to individuals engaging with the fields of medicine, public policy, psychology, and for researchers looking to gain clarity about our current understanding of Long COVID. It will further be of interest to public/government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the general public wanting to gain more information about these ambiguous and evasive symptoms.


    Benjamin H. Natelson, MD.

    Professor Neurology

    The Mount Sinai Hospital

    New York, New York, USA

    Chapter 1. History, Diagnosis, and Classification

    Leonard Jason, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology

    Director, Center for Community Research

    Department of Psychology

    DePaul University, Chicago, Il., USA

    Charles Lapp, MD

    Hunter-Hopkins Center

    Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

    Chapter 2. Fatigue

    Keith Geraghty, Ph.D.

    Honorary Research Fellow

    Centre for Primary Care

    University of Manchester

    Manchester, UK

    Chapter 3. Neurocognitive Disorders

    Elizabeta B. Mukaetova-Ladinska, MD, PhD, MRCPsych

    Department of Neuroscience

    Psychology and Behaviour

    University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

    Dr. Stella Paddick, MD

    Newcastle University, UK

    Akram A. Hosseini, MD

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.

    Chapter 4. Brain and Nervous System

    Dr Sudhir Mehta MD, FAMS, FRCP (London & Edin), FACP, FICP

    Senior Professor, Dept of Medicine

    SMS Medical College & Attached Group of Hospitals

    Jaipur, India

    Dr Gaurav Jain, MBBS DNB MNAMS

    Assistant Professor 

    Dept. Of Neurosurgery 

    SMS Medical College 

    Jaipur India

    Varun Jain MD

    Department of Neurology 

    University of Florida, USA


    Chapter 5. Respiratory system.

    Tanya Melnik. MD

    Division of Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Dr. Stephanie Misono, MD

    Associate Professor

    Division of Laryngology

    Department of Otolaryngology

    Head and Neck Surgery

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Dr. Hem Desai, MD

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Sarah Zach, BM, MS, CCC-SLP

    Lions Voice Clinic

    Department of Otolaryngology

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Chapter 6. Gastrointestinal Disorders.

    Sonia Villapol, MD

    Department of Neurosurgery

    Houston Methodist Research Institute

    Houston, Texas, USA


    Chapter 7. Metabolic Disorders.

    Charlotte Steenblock,MD

    Nicole Bechmann, MD

    Waldemar Kanczkowski, MD

    Nikolaos Perakakis, MD

    Stefan R Bornstein, MD

    Department of Internal Medicine III

    University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus

    Technische Universität Dresden

    Dresden, Germany.

    Chapter 8. Cardiovascular Disorders

    Richard C. Becker, MD

    Director, Physician-in-Chief

    Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute

    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

    Chapter 9. Autonomic Disorders

    Sławomir Kujawski, Ph.D.

    Department of Exercise Physiology and Functional Anatomy, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

    Agnieszka Kujawska, MD, Ph.D

    Department of Exercise Physiology and Functional Anatomy, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

    Paweł Zalewski, Ph.D.


    Department of Exercise Physiology and Functional Anatomy, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

    Chapter 10. Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Koji Tamai, MD

    Shinji Takahashi, MD

    Hidetomi Terai, MD

    Dept. of Orthopedic surgery

    Osaka Metropolitan University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.

    Chapter 11. Mental Health Disorders

    Yochai Re'em, MD

    Department of Psychiatry

    Weill Cornell Medical College

    New York, USA

    Karanbir Padda, MD

    Department of Psychiatry

    New York University School of Medicine

    New York, USA


    Chapter 12. Alternative Treatment Approaches

    Tae-Hun Kim, KMD, PhD.

    Korean Medicine Clinical Trial Center

    College of Korean Medicine

    Kyung Hee University

    23 Kyungheedae-ro

    Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, South Korea

    Chapter 13. Menstrual cycle and Female Reproductive Health Disturbance in the Covid era

    Michelle Maher, MD

    Department of Endocrinology

    St James's Hospital, Ireland

    Laura O' Doherty, MD

    Department of Infectious Diseases

    St James's Hospital, Ireland

    Lisa Owens, MD PhD

    Department of Endocrinology

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


    Chapter 14. Pediatric Issues.

    Christine A. Capone, MD, MPH

    Pediatric Cardiology

    Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, USA

    Chapter 15. Patient Perspectives.

    Lisa McCorkell, MPP

    Co-Founder | Patient-Led Research Collaborative 

    Hannah Wei

    Co-Founder | Patient-Led Research Collaborative 

    Signe Redfield, Ph.D.

    Member| Patient-Led Research Collaborative 


    Llewellyn King

    White House Chronicle


    Leonard A. Jason is currently a Professor of Psychology at DePaul University and the Director of the Center for Community Research. He has served on the editorial boards of ten psychological journals. He is part of the RECOVER consortium, and the chairperson of the Diagnostic Testing and Test Algorithms Subcommittee of the Commonalities with Other Post Viral Syndromes Task Force. He is also the Subject Matter Expert on ME/CFS for the Illinois RECOVER HUB program. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the RECOVER Program, the NIH, or other funders.

    Dr. Charles Lapp, MD, is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Charlotte, NC, and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field with a particular emphasis in ME/CFS. He founded and is the Director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center.

    "If you want a thoughtful, broad-based look at the emerging biomedical condition of Long COVID, this is the volume to have! Edited by Leonard Jason, PhD and Charles Lapp, MD, each chapter covers a significant medical or behavioral aspect of Long COVID so you can easily focus in on your particular area of interest or concern. Well-described case studies illustrate key aspects of the illness. I strongly recommend this book!"

    Fred Friedberg, PhD, President, International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    "Understanding the Behavioral and Medical Impact of Long COVID is the first to take on the question of the long term consequences of SARS CoV-2 infection. If one needs to know what is known about this world-wide pandemic, this book is required reading."

    Benjamin H. Natelson, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital