The number of mental disorders among adolescents has doubled during the pandemic

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The number of mental disorders among adolescents has doubled during the pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic in the world, the rate of mental disorders among children and adolescents has doubled. This is stated in the published study results in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Pediatrics.

According to the analysis, one in four young people in the world has increased symptoms of depression.

– Pooled estimates from the first year of the coronavirus pandemic showed that one in four young people worldwide experience clinically elevated symptoms of depression, and one in five experiences clinically elevated symptoms of anxiety. These combined estimates … show that the level of pre-pandemic indicators has doubled, the material says.

On average, in these studies, 25.2% of young people experienced depression and 20.5% anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic in the world, these indicators averaged 12.9% and 11.6%, respectively. It is noted that the indicators of more pronounced symptoms of psychological diseases, according to experts, were higher among girls.

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