Experts say that children develop psychological problems as a result of the effects of the second wave of COVID
After the second wave of COVID-19, children, due to increased screen time, no contact with people, and little contact with parents who do not have time to do homework, become victims of psychological problems, experts say. There is a delay in the development of children aged two to three years, says pediatrician Dr. Meena J, adding that anxiety and behavior are more common in older children. Usually, children start talking in two to three years but we see a delay in speaking. They have learned something, but they are not doing it. For example, there were children who were trained to go to the toilet but wet their beds or not. Tell their parents if they want to go to the toilet, PTI.
In the study, the COVID-19 outbreak is linked to high levels of depression that, in many cases, exceed clinical thresholds. COVID-19's negative impacts on mental health are a huge public health concern across the world. This systematic study looked at the general public's mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak and identified risk variables. Several studies have found a high frequency of depressive symptoms. In high-, middle-, and low-income nations, the COVID-19 epidemic poses an unprecedented danger to mental health. A goal should be highlighted to avoid mental illnesses in addition to flattening the virus's spread (e.g., depression, PTSD, and suicide). A combination of government policy that reduces the risk of infection while also providing mental health mitigation measures is critically needed.
In another study, it was found that, which took place in 18 countries, is the first of its kind to look at mental health and quality of life in the MENA area as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the findings of this study, the COVID-19 outbreak is linked to a poorer psychological impact among adults in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It does, however, create good impacts on family support and mental health awareness. There is a need to raise awareness about the psychological obstacles that arise during epidemics across various media outlets, as well as the need of getting treatment and engaging in physical exercise to manage mental health concerns. Increased knowledge among health care practitioners in identifying and addressing high-risk categories of persons who are at risk of developing mental health disorders is also critical.
He says teenagers have learning disabilities, irritability, avoidance of communication, and hostility. Some of them already have public phobias and new concerns, he explains, according to the PTI. Children who come for treatment are afraid to approach us. According to experts, the second wave of COVID, its severity, and fear of infection have delayed the growth of children.
Everyone, including parents and children, is on edge as a result of the lengthy closure, according to Senior Pediatric Consultant Dr. Nameet Jerath. Dr. Jitendra Nagpal, a Moolchand Hospital Child Psychology and Psychiatrist, stated that two similar occurrences occur every day and that young people, in particular, are going through a terrible period. They have never been so close to school, friends, and the inner circle as it is now. These strategies have helped their self-identification. Unfortunately, they are wrong about who they are today, "PTI said.
Because of the second wave, its spread in the media, and the fear of parental infection, children who were naturally confident were now terrified. Teens continue to have problems with their parents. However, with everyone living at home, the problems are getting worse. When parents discuss pictures with their children, they are taught that they can shoot them. PTI was informed by him.
Low-income families and individuals who have lost their employment should get moral and financial support from governments and policymakers. In addition, to lessen the load on individuals during the present pandemic, working hours management is required. Large future comparison studies of other age groups, such as teenagers and children, will aid community health authorities in shaping current reactions and future solutions to comparable concerns.