Pandemic causing PTSD in kids


The coronavirus pandemic is causing children to have PTSD, according to a study

(FOX NEWS) — Children may be feeling the psychological effects of the coronavirus.

A new report from London-based advocacy group “The Childhood Trust” says current social distancing measures are likely to increase the risk of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress in children.

Researchers say staying at home can increase a child’s risk of being exposed to domestic abuse.

Economic factors, such as food and housing insecurity, along with changes in schooling, can also have a lasting impression on children.

The childhood trust says they hope their report helps highlight areas governments can address when dealing with the pandemic.


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