Coronavirus repercussions will lead to mental health pandemic for the young, experts warn

Prolonged isolation, uncertainty over the economy and burnout through the disease could lead to a peak in mental health crises for younger people during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

In the UK alone, 19.7 percent of people aged 16 and over showed symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to statistics from 2014, up 1.5 percent from the previous year.

This could continue to rise as the economy is taking a bruising, creating many uncertain futures.

Alan Collins, professor of economics and public policy at Nottingham Trent University, and Adam Cox, principal lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, believe the Government need to do more to tackle this now to ease the blow when the pandemic is over.


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