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Teens and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Stanford Children’s Health: Teen Mental Health During Pandemic

December 11, 2020 | Davia Gray FAMILY-CENTERED CARE.

While stress and anxiety are common concerns for teens, Dr. Strelitz said, there are some clues that a teen may be dealing with a more serious issue:

  • Being more irritable or easily annoyed than usual.
  • Lashing out.
  • Avoiding their friends.
  • Sleeping too much or not sleeping enough.
  • Overeating or not eating enough.
  • Not enjoying things they usually like.

These are all potentially signs of depression. If you notice any of these red flags, it is probably time to check in with your child’s pediatrician. He or she can help you and your teen find ways to manage and cope with depression.

Mental Health During COVID-19: Signs Your Child May Need More Support

The stress, fear, grief, isolation and uncertainty created by COVID-19 pandemic can wear anyone down, but many children and teens have had an especially tough time coping emotionally.

healthychildren.org

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