School Closures During Social Lockdown and Mental Health, Health Behaviors, and Well-being Among Children and Adolescents During the First COVID-19 WaveA Systematic Review

Importance School closures as part of broader social lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic may be associated with the health and well-being of children and adolescents. Objective To review published reports on the association of school closures during broader social lockdown with mental health, health behaviors, and well-being in children and adolescents aged 0 to …

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Psychological Distress Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Adults in the United Kingdom Based on Coordinated Analyses of 11 Longitudinal Studies

How population mental health has evolved across the COVID-19 pandemic under varied lockdown measures is poorly understood, and the consequences for health inequalities are unclear. Objective To investigate changes in mental health and sociodemographic inequalities from before and across the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in 11 longitudinal studies. Design, Setting, and Participants This …

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Longitudinal Associations of Mental Disorders With Dementia30-Year Analysis of 1.7 Million New Zealand Citizens

Mental disorders are an underappreciated category of modifiable risk factors for dementia. Developing an evidence base about the link between mental disorders and dementia risk requires studies that use large, representative samples, consider the full range of psychiatric conditions, ascertain mental disorders from early life, use long follow-ups, and distinguish between Alzheimer disease and related …

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Adolescent psychiatric disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown

Highlights•The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown may have a negative impact on the mental health of adolescents. •Epidemics and disasters are associated with adolescent Post Traumatic Stress, Depression, and Anxiety symptoms. •Healthcare system adaptations are necessary for mental health support despite the lockdown. •Home confinement may be associated with increased intrafamilial violence. •Data is scarce on …

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Experiences of Work-Family Conflict and #Mental Health Symptoms by Gender Among Physician Parents During the #COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed increased strain on health care workers and disrupted childcare and schooling arrangements in unprecedented ways. As substantial gender inequalities existed in medicine before the pandemic, physician mothers may be at particular risk for adverse professional and psychological consequences. Objective To assess gender differences in work-family factors and mental health among …

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