Doctor says depression and anxiety among children doubled since start of pandemic

“All of us want to do the right thing for our kids. There is no doubt about that. When a parent comes to me concerned, it’s not that you want to humiliate anyone because they all want to do what’s right for their kids,” Alexander said.

Doctors also said that some children may feel ill weeks after recovering from COVID-19. If no tissue damage or inflammation is discovered, it can be beneficial to have a psychologist step in.

Doctor Zachary Radcliff said depression and anxiety among children have doubled since the beginning of the pandemic.

“They are seeing all of this and there is a significant amount of stress that they are experiencing related to that on top of you know just kind of the general mental health effects of COVID,” Radcliff said.

Alexander also said despite vaccine efficacy differing from person to person, a vaccine is still the best protection to prevent serious illness or death.

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