Debate: COVID-19 and school mental health in Pakistan

Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2020 Oct 13. doi: 10.1111/camh.12431. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the social distancing procedures have caused disruptions to daily activities. The first preventive procedures by the closing of schools will undoubtedly have short- and long-term consequences for the mental health of school students. The movement restrictions, school closures and stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic will likely lead to a rise in the rates of domestic violence, loneliness, depression, fear, panic and anxiety, and substance use among school students.

PMID:33049109 | DOI:10.1111/camh.12431