60,000 adolescents in the Uk suffer from depression due to pandemic

According to a recently released study, an approximately 60,000 teenagers in the United Kingdom reported significant levels of depression during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An analysis published last week in the Royal Society Open Science journal found that after controlling for “baseline scores and several school and pupil-level characteristics,” U.K. adolescents aged 11 to 15 had significantly higher levels of depressive symptoms and lower levels of life satisfaction following the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the study’s measures, researchers discovered that their sample had a 27.1 percent prevalence of “highly depressed symptoms” post-pandemic, which amounted to an extra 60,000 youngsters having high levels of depression.
The study noted that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health problems were fairly common, with between 14 percent and 17 percent of adolescents age 11-19 meeting diagnostic criteria for at least one mental health disorder in England in 2017.
A variety of key factors, including overdose rates, have substantiated claims of increases in mental health issues in children during the COVID pandemic.

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