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Lockdown could have a long term effect on young people

 

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Lockdown could have a long term effect on young people

Loneliness and social isolation increase the long-term risk of depression and anxiety in children and teenagers, a recent review of research suggests.

Researchers wanted to find out more about the possible impact of COVID-19 measures on the mental health of this vulnerable group. They hope their work will raise awareness of the likely rise in mental health issues and encourage clinical services to provide targeted help and support for young people. More…..