Coronavirus lockdown has led to a surge in mental health referrals for children

A London psychiatrist has said he is not under any doubt that the coronavirus lockdown has led to a surge in mental health referrals for children, saying the figure had “skyrocketed”.

Dr Omer Moghraby described seeing a rise in children who have cut themselves or taken overdoses in Accident and Emergency wards. He has seen other children suffering from eating disorders, losing such a drastic amount of weight that doctors are fighting to save their lives.

“The closure of schools, the lack of contact with friends and stopping all sports activities is having a particularly damaging effect on children.


https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/02/12/lockdown-is-damaging-children-cases-young-people-mental-health-problems-soar/