US children’s mental health crisis worse during Covid: CDC studies


american kids The crisis has worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to two new studies published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Both studies, published on Friday, examined pediatric emergency department (ED) visit data from 2019 to January 2022, the Xinhua news agency reported.



One study showed that COVID-19-related emergency department visits increased in all years of the pandemic and among pediatric age groups.

There were also increases in the weekly number and proportion of emergency room visits for certain types of injuries, some chronic illnesses, and visits related to behavioral health problems, especially among children ages 5 to 17.

The other study showed that adolescent females may have experienced the greatest overall increase in distress. During the pandemic, the proportion of emergency department visits for eating disorders doubled and tic disorders more than tripled in this group.

Adolescent women also visited the emergency department more frequently, for an increasingly wide variety of Conditions Such conditions may be triggered by risk factors related to the pandemic and worsened by reduced access to services related to the pandemic. beware, according to the CDC.

The CDC recommends increased awareness of health problems among children and adolescents that may arise from delayed medical care and increased emotional distress.

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