June 23, 2022

School closures during Covid-19 spiked mental health crisis in younger children, says WHO…

Closure of schools during Covid-induced lockdowns across the world had a “deep impact” and spiked “global mental health crisis” in young children, according to a recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The report said that globally, there was a greater change in the prevalence of major depressive disorders and anxiety disorders among younger age groups than older ones, potentially reflecting the “deep impact of school closures and …

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