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Is COVID-19 Affecting Your Teen’s Mental Health?

Is COVID-19 Affecting Your Teen’s Mental Health?

June 23, 2020

From Cleveland Clinic

Disrupted routines. Separation from their friends. Worry about world events. For teens and tweens, the coronavirus pandemic adds new pressure to their already tumultuous world.

These stressors can intensify existing mental health issues in teens, says Ellen Rome, MD, MPH, a pediatrician and head of the Center for Adolescent Medicine.

“We’re likely to see lots of acting-out behavior during this pandemic,” she says.

Parents and health care professionals should be on the lookout for warning signs of depression and anxiety in teens.

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