ANALYSIS | Feeling hopeless and lonely: The impact of Covid-19 on adolescents

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Adolescents with pre-exisiting mental conditions are more likely to experience anxiety over contracting Covid-19.
Adolescents with pre-exisiting mental conditions are more likely to experience anxiety over contracting Covid-19.

Adolescents are already vulnerable, but now a study shows that those with pre-existing mental health conditions could experience increased anxiety over fears of catching Covid-19, writes Ingrid Puseletso Mokhitlinyane.

A seminal study indicates that adolescents who fear contracting Covid-19, and who have pre-existing mental health conditions, are more likely to experience increased anxiety and somatic symptoms.

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