Press Release, By Author, JAMA Pediatrics
EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), MONDAY, MAY 1, 2023
Media advisory: The full study is linked to this news release.
Free access to the full-text article https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.0846?guestAccessKey=21ba4d0f-a157-4184-bfaa-211d6db8af1b&utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=050123
About The Study: This systematic review and meta-analysis of 53 longitudinal studies including more than 40,000 children and adolescents across 12 countries found an increase in depression symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among female individuals and those from relatively higher-income backgrounds. Anxiety symptoms increased slightly during the pandemic. These findings can inform policy and public health responses to address mental health concerns.
Authors: Sheri Madigan, Ph.D., of the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada, is the corresponding author.
Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.
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