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Young people’s mental health deteriorated during the #coronavirus pandemic

Children, Coronavirus, Europe, Health, Mental Heath, Sweden, Treatment

Swedish reports and surveys clearly show that young people’s mental health is negatively affected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Curt Hagquist, visiting professor of public health science at the University of Gothenburg, is concerned about the consequences: Especially for the young people who have already had worries in life before. And that health gap, the gap between those who are well and those who are less well. That gap widens during this pandemic, if we do not see what is happening with open eyes and try to parry for it, says Curt Hagquist.

He also says that a lot of research shows clear links between financial anxiety and increased mental illness. High school students have been affected by the pandemic at an important start in life; and many, after a year of pandemic, mostly distance education and social isolation, see a rather uncertain future for themselves.

Sverigesradio.se report

 

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