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.



  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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