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Impact of COVID -19 on children: special focus on the psychosocial aspect.
Minerva Pediatr. 2020 Jun; 72(3):226-235.MP

Abstract

Although medical literature shows that children are minimally susceptible to 2019-Corona virus disease (COVID-19), they are hit the hardest by psychosocial impact of this pandemic. Being quarantined in homes and institutions may impose greater psychological burden than the physical sufferings caused by the virus. School closure, lack of outdoor activity, aberrant dietary and sleeping habits are likely to disrupt children's usual lifestyle and can potentially promote monotony, distress, impatience, annoyance and varied neuropsychiatric manifestations. Incidences of domestic violence, child abuse, adulterated online contents are on the rise. Children of single parent and frontline workers suffer unique problems. The children from marginalized communities are particularly susceptible to the infection and may suffer from extended ill-consequences of this pandemic, such as child labor, child trafficking, child marriage, sexual exploitation and death etc. Parents, pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, hospital authorities, government and non-governmental organizations have important roles to play to mitigate the psychosocial ill-effects of COVID-19 on children and adolescents. To provide the basic amenities, social security, medical care, and to minimize the educational inequities among the children of the different strata of the society are foremost priorities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of General Medicine, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, India.Department of Psychiatry, Behrampore Mental Hospital, Berhampore, India.Department of General Medicine, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, India - chatterjeeaspiresubhankar.92@gmail.com.Department of Neuromedicine, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, India.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32613821

Citation

Ghosh, Ritwik, et al. "Impact of COVID -19 On Children: Special Focus On the Psychosocial Aspect." Minerva Pediatrica, vol. 72, no. 3, 2020, pp. 226-235.
Ghosh R, Dubey MJ, Chatterjee S, et al. Impact of COVID -19 on children: special focus on the psychosocial aspect. Minerva Pediatr. 2020;72(3):226-235.
Ghosh, R., Dubey, M. J., Chatterjee, S., & Dubey, S. (2020). Impact of COVID -19 on children: special focus on the psychosocial aspect. Minerva Pediatrica, 72(3), 226-235. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0026-4946.20.05887-9
Ghosh R, et al. Impact of COVID -19 On Children: Special Focus On the Psychosocial Aspect. Minerva Pediatr. 2020;72(3):226-235. PubMed PMID: 32613821.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Impact of COVID -19 on children: special focus on the psychosocial aspect. AU - Ghosh,Ritwik, AU - Dubey,Mahua J, AU - Chatterjee,Subhankar, AU - Dubey,Souvik, PY - 2020/7/3/entrez PY - 2020/7/3/pubmed PY - 2020/7/9/medline SP - 226 EP - 235 JF - Minerva pediatrica JO - Minerva Pediatr VL - 72 IS - 3 N2 - Although medical literature shows that children are minimally susceptible to 2019-Corona virus disease (COVID-19), they are hit the hardest by psychosocial impact of this pandemic. Being quarantined in homes and institutions may impose greater psychological burden than the physical sufferings caused by the virus. School closure, lack of outdoor activity, aberrant dietary and sleeping habits are likely to disrupt children's usual lifestyle and can potentially promote monotony, distress, impatience, annoyance and varied neuropsychiatric manifestations. Incidences of domestic violence, child abuse, adulterated online contents are on the rise. Children of single parent and frontline workers suffer unique problems. The children from marginalized communities are particularly susceptible to the infection and may suffer from extended ill-consequences of this pandemic, such as child labor, child trafficking, child marriage, sexual exploitation and death etc. Parents, pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, hospital authorities, government and non-governmental organizations have important roles to play to mitigate the psychosocial ill-effects of COVID-19 on children and adolescents. To provide the basic amenities, social security, medical care, and to minimize the educational inequities among the children of the different strata of the society are foremost priorities. SN - 1827-1715 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32613821/Impact_of_COVID__19_on_children:_special_focus_on_the_psychosocial_aspect_ L2 - https://www.minervamedica.it/index2.t?show=R15Y2020N03A0226 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -