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COVID-19: 1 in 4 adolescents has depression symptoms

Cases have doubled in two years say experts

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 26 - Experts taking part in the national congress of the Italian Society of Neuropsychopharmacology (SINPF) on Wednesday sounded the alarm about a worldwide mental-health crisis, especially among young people, that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The experts referred to a meta-analysis of 29 studies on 80,000 young people published in JAMA Pediatrics which showed that one adolescent in four has symptoms of depression and one in five shows signs of an anxiety disorder.
    It said such cases have doubled over the last two years. (ANSA).
   

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