The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected the physical health of millions of Americans but it’s also taken a toll on the country’s mental health.
In a recent study, researchers found that depression remained common during the pandemic.
And, it’s worsened for some patients which brings increased visits to the emergency department for the treatment of anxiety and chest pain.
They also found that nearly 40% of patients studied reported new or continuing symptoms of depression during the first year of the pandemic.
Children are especially subjective to the turmoil of the pandemic, and parents should pay more attention to children’s mental health if they have signs of depression or anxiety.
This Health & Medicine Lab video talks about 8 big signs children may have depression.
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