80 percent of young people faced mental health concerns as a result of lockdown, according to the Covid legacy.
COVID-19, lockdowns, and school closures have caused possibly “severe and long-term” mental health problems in four out of five children and adolescents, according to a research.
The study, headed by an Oxford University team, found that the duration of school closures increased sadness, anxiety, loneliness, and stress. “School closures linked to increased anxiety and loneliness, as well as stress, unhappiness, frustration, indiscipline, and hyperactivity,” the report found.
“The inability to visit friends, confrontations with parents, unresolvable disputes over social media, academic stress, and feelings of isolation were among the stressors.”
While the “overall impact on suicide rates in children and adolescents remains uncertain… the overall impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents is likely to be severe,” according to the review, “the overall impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents is likely to be severe.”
“Why was there no cost-benefit analysis of lockdown measures?” said Prof Carl Heneghan, director of the university’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, which undertook the study.
Existing research shows half of all long-term mental health problems start by the age of 14, which shows that early years are vital to the formation of mental wellbeing over our life cycle.”
“Our study reveals that disruptions to social ties and the ability to interact with peers have had a big influence in childhood and adolescence, leading to a rise in mental health problems, particularly among older teenagers,” he continued.
“Follow-up studies are now needed to examine the long-term impact of lockdown on children and adolescents.”
“We must be cautious that these policies may have serious and long-term consequences.”
“At all costs, any new measures that increase Covid’s dread and social isolation must be avoided.” According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the child’s human rights should have precedence in all governmental choices. This is something we haven’t done.” “Study after survey has showed how the epidemic has had a terrible impact on the mental health of many youngsters,” stated former Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield.
“Thousands of youngsters continue to go without the assistance they require.
“There is no longer any justification for treating children’s mental health as a second-class citizen in comparison to adult mental health.”
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