Surgeon General Warns of Youth Mental Health Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic intensified a rise in adolescent depression, anxiety and mental health distress that was underway before the spring of 2020.
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By Emily Reynolds From early 2020, concerns were raised about the impact of the pandemic on mental health. The stresses of lockdown, social isolation, financial precarity, and widespread grief were all considered to be potential triggers for poor mental health, along with issues such as increased domestic violence. A new study, published in Nature, looks at what helpline calls can reveal about mental health during this period. It finds an increase in calls to helplines during the early days of the pandemic, largely driven by fear, loneliness, and worries about physical health. Marius Brülhart from th...
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This study attempts to explore the positive phenomenal impact of perceived pandemic anxiety resulting in prosocial behaviour (PB) through the mechanisms of self-awareness and s...
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Among 26,174 surveyed state, tribal, local, and territorial public health workers, 53% reported symptoms of at least one mental health condition in the past 2 weeks. Symptoms were more prevalent among those who were unable to take time off from work or who felt bullied, threatened, or harassed because of work.
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Among 26,174 surveyed state, tribal, local, and territorial public health workers, 53% reported symptoms of at least one mental health condition in the past 2 weeks. Symptoms were more prevalent among those who were unable to take time off from work or who felt bullied, threatened, or harassed because of work.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Bullying Coronavirus [CoV] Depression Mental Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Stress Coping COVID-19 Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that there is a need for continued interest in the mental health of the general population even after the initial period of coronavirus disease. Additionally, this study may be helpful when considering the resilience or risk factors of mental health in a prolonged disaster situation.PMID:34845878 | DOI:10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e322
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In this study, we systematically reviewed and meta-analyzed longitudinal studies that examined mental health of the general population prior to and during the pandemic. Furthermore, we explored the long-term psychiatric implications of the pandemic with data from South Korea. Our analysis showed that the number of suicidal deaths during the pandemic was lower than the previous years in many countries, which is in contrast with the increased depression, anxiety, and psychological distress in the general population in South Korea as well as in other countries. To explain this phenomenon, we propose a possibility of delayed i...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Curr Psychol. 2021 Sep 28:1-11. doi: 10.1007/s12144-021-02185-6. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCoronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caused a global health crisis. It also leads to different types of psychosocial problems in society as a result of preventive health measures and the disease itself. Among others, psychopathological symptoms and suicide behaviors have increased. The PsicorecurSOS COVID-19 online protocol was designed. At baseline, 1020 Spanish adults were assessed, during confinement, for sociodemographics, fear of COVID-19, anxious-depressive symptoms, covitality, and suicidal ideation. Reliability, descriptive...
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AANA J. 2021 Oct;89(5):413-418.ABSTRACTNurse anesthesiology education is inherently stressful, and student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) must demonstrate a high level of resilience for successful completion. Because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, social unrest from racial protests, and uncertain economic conditions, SRNAs are facing unprecedented levels of stress. Additionally, traditional clinical and didactic training has been drastically interrupted, leading to feelings of anxiety and uneasiness. Much research has demonstrated that high levels of stress and anxiety can lead to burnout and m...
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