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Some teenagers’ brains have been aging faster during the pandemic

1 year 7 months ago #157 by PABlo
What this means for development and mental health is still unknown.

Between lockdowns, missing milestone events such as prom or graduation, and general worry over the state of the world in the past few years, times have been particularly tough on adolescents.

Reports of anxiety and depression in adults increased by more than 25 percent in 2020, and some new research suggests that mental health and the neurological effects of the pandemic on adolescents could be even worse than in their adult counterparts.

Scientists are beginning to look at how the past two and a half years of pandemic life is affecting the brains of teens.


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