12.01.2020

Pandemic takes toll on children's mental health

Pandemic takes toll on children's mental health Photo by Beth LaBerge / KQED

Even before the coronavirus hit, mental health problems such as depression and anxiety were on the rise in children ages 6 to 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research shows social isolation can make these symptoms worse.

Currently, there's little hard data about how the pandemic is affecting children's mental health, mostly because the outbreak is still unfolding and research takes time. The little that scientists have measured is worrisome.

Read the full story at NPR.org.