National study suggests that children’s mental health during the pandemic is connected to the family
A new major US study has found that children’s mental health during the pandemic is closely linked to family conditions. The study examined over 10,000 children and young people between the ages of 5 and 17 across the country and found that those who had positive family relationships had better mental health than those who did not.
The study, conducted in 2022, examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health. The researchers assessed the relationship between family relationships and children’s mental health by collecting data from parents on family dynamics and assessing children’s mental health through a series of standardized questionnaires.
The results of the study showed that children who experienced support, encouragement and positive relationships in their family had better mental health than those who did not. Children whose parents showed support for their feelings and improved communication within the family showed improvements in their mental health.
The pandemic created mental illness
The researchers also noted that the pandemic had a particularly negative effect on children with pre-existing mental health problems. These children had more problems with depression, anxiety and behavioral problems during the pandemic, even if they had supportive family relationships.
The study underscores the importance of family support in maintaining children’s mental health during times of crisis and stress. It can also help identify the children most at risk and provide them with appropriate support and assistance.
The researchers also emphasized that it is important to continue to investigate how the pandemic affects children’s mental health and how to best support them. This may include developing new interventions and resources to help families cope with stress and promote positive family relationships.