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Covid Stress Taking A Toll on Children’s Mental Health, CDC Finds

The findings “highlight the importance of continued monitoring of children’s mental health throughout the pandemic.”

Disruptions to daily life during the pandemic, anxiety about contracting Covid-19 and social isolation are all taking a toll on children’s mental health, a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

From the middle of March to October, the proportion of emergency room visits related to children’s mental health rose dramatically for school-aged children and adolescents compared to the previous year, according to the CDC report.