Article by Lisa Jacobs
Covid-19 is impacting everyone, but perhaps we are overlooking the incredible impact the virus is also having on young adults. Although they have a lower likelihood of dying, young adults are at danger in other ways. No graduations, no sports and no time with friends can take a real toll on increasing feelings of loneliness and isolation. In fact, "Lonely teenagers are more likely to become depressed, obsese, and unhealthy adults". And, "Social isolation in childhood is linked to poor health, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity in adulthood."
So, is it shocking that some young people see social isolation measures as a more deadly threat than Covid-19? Many teens are continuing to suffer as they make an effort to comply with social distancing. For many, restlessness and boredom have morphed into depression, anxiety, and anger.
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Read the full article published by Statnews.com here:
Lisa, Jacobs. “Adolescents and young adults are paying a high price for Covid-19 prevention” Statnews.com, April 27, 2020, https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/27/adolescents-young-adults-paying-high-price-covid-19-prevention/
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