Special Issue "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Post-COVID Era?"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 December 2023 | Viewed by 3473
Interests: child and adolescent neuropsychiatry; neurodevelopmental disorders; psychodynamic psychotherapy; treatments and outcomes
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Despite there being a number of scientifically sound and relevant reasons to wait before considering the SARS-CoV-2 story finished, it is common to hear and read about a “post-COVID era”, which is supposed to be at its beginning.
Clearly, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was unexpected and represented something which showed all of the existing limitations of medicine, as well as its potential (vaccines being the symbol of the latter).
Children and adolescents were, in many ways, victims of this situation. To name just a few of the factors involved, parents and caregivers experienced hard times, both concretely and emotionally; children and adolescents had to obey “stay-at-home” orders, avoiding friends, sports, and leisure activities of all kinds and replacing them with solitary activities; schools were closed for long periods and distance learning was often not readily and sufficiently applied; the need to protect fragile and older people led to blame being assigned to children and adolescents who tried to live their lives to the best of their ability within existing limitations; and medical and psychological support was difficult to provide and to receive.
This Special Issue seeks to offer a forum to discuss what is needed and what measures should be taken for children and adolescents with psychological and psychiatric issues in the “post-COVID era”.
Dr. Matteo Alessio Chiappedi
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- psychological sequelae
- neurodevelopmental disorders
- family burden
- post-COVID era