Health Matters: COVID, Kids and Mental Health

first_imgAdvertisementTags: childrenCovid-19familyHealth MattersLee Healthmental healthpediatrician Health Matters: Scoliosis Treatment for Children June 13, 2021 Health Matters: A Partnership in Medical Care June 13, 2021 AdvertisementLimiting the news, keeping a set routine, and helping kids to focus on the positive changes, can all help kids better manage anxiety about COVID-19.View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health – Caring People. Inspiring Care. Japan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 Donors with O+ blood type needed at Lee Health June 17, 2021center_img Anxiety and depression—two serious mental health conditions that doctors say are on the rise due to COVID-19. “We’re seeing a little bit more of an issue with anxiety. The quality of anxiety, so the tendency to worry about what’s coming up is changing,” said Dr. Rolando Gonzales, a child psychiatrist with Golisano Children’s Hospital.And it’s not just adults, child psychiatrist Dr. Gonzales says he’s seeing an increase in children with anxiety. “A lot of these kids were abruptly taken out of the school setting and now here we are jumping back into the school year and they are expected to do what they did before, whether it be virtually or in person.”Many children are also showing signs of social anxiety and regression. “With younger kids, some of them are regressing. They might have learned potty training effectively and now they are wetting the bed every night. Things you might not expect, but during high periods of stress they are going to happen,” he said.Doctors recommend talking to children about what they know about the coronavirus. “It’s ok to ask your children questions like how do you feel about this and what do you know about it? And then fill in the blanks,” Dr. Gonzales said. RELATEDTOPICS Visit LeeHealth.org AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img

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