Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

April 22, 2020

The effect of COVID-19 on youth mental health



  • Liang et al conducted a study to assess and investigate factors of mental health among youth groups after COVID-19 occurrence in China. They report that nearly 40.4% of the sampled youth had psychological problems and 14.4% PTSD symptoms. They conclude that an infectious diseases outbreak, such as COVID-19, may have an immense influence on youth mental health and urge local governments to develop effective psychological interventions directed at the youth.

Liang et al. (Apr 21, 2020). The effect of COVID-19 on youth mental health. Psych Quarterly.