Psychological Effect of Social Distancing and Quarantine on Children

11 May 2020


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Psychological Effect of Social Distancing and Quarantine on Children


With much of the U.S. under stay-at-home orders or in quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health has become an important topic for all of us. After a quarantine and disease event, several studies show that people generally reported symptoms of psychological distress and mental health disorders. In one study of MERS, (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) participants showed signs of psychological disorders, anger and anxiety months after quarantine. A study comparing parents and children who were put in quarantine versus those who were not found that post-traumatic stress scores were four times higher in children who had been quarantined than children who weren’t.

This presentation by Jill Grayson Stott will address the psychological impact due to the stress of mandated social distancing, and quarantine on children and youth.

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