How to give kids time to transition back to normal life, according to a child psychiatrist

Children are less likely to get severely sick from COVID-19 but the pandemic took a toll on kids’ mental health. As parents get back to the office and kids prepare for summer activities, the transition back to normal can take time.

The shutdown of schools, social distancing, and virtual learning were some of the reasons mental health providers saw a surge of depression and anxiety cases in kids.

“As we slowly reemerge, we are seeing some improvement,” said Dr. Asha Patton-Smith, a child psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente.

 

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