Mental Health Expert Addresses Emotional Well-Being of Children During COVID-19 Lockdown
A psychiatrist, Dr.
Uddin-Ojeahere, recently discussed the emotional status of children in the
context of the current lockdown. In addition to being potentially infected with
the COVID Coronavirus, children may be distressed by disruptions in their
schooling and social structure. Psychological stress in children manifests in different
ways that often go unnoticed by adults. The effects of COVID-19 related psychological stress on children may
extend beyond the short-term.