Pediatric Emergency Room Visits For Mental Health Increased Sharply Amid Pandemic

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The proportion of mental health-related pediatric visits to hospitals are on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis released Thursday.

The CDC data found mental health-related emergency room visits increased 31 percent for children between the ages of 12 and 17 from March to October compared to the same period in 2019. There was also a 24 percent increase in emergency room visits for children between the ages of 5 and 11.

The increase comes as in-person school schedules have been dramatically reduced to stem the spread of COVID-19, limiting children’s interactions with peers and teachers. In addition, sports and extracurricular activities have been limited or canceled – conditions that could isolate children at home and causing anxiety, depression, lack of sleep and bad eating habits.

Read more at The Hill.

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  1. Who cares? As long as Cuomo can pontificate and dictate all is well. Let the kids and adults commit suicide, kill the people in the nursing homes. I t doesn’t matter. All that matters is the opportunity for Cuomo to pontificate and dictate and commit all th eevil that he wants to.

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