2 Million Italian Children Suffering from Mental Problems-English

(ANSA)-Rome, May 10-17 million Italian children and adolescents under the age of 17 suffer from mental problems, the Italian Society of Infant Neuropsychiatry (SINPIA) said on Tuesday. ..

According to SINPIA, the number of children and teens using psychiatric services has doubled in 10 years.

It is said that this tendency has deepened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Although doubling of adolescent mental illness is certainly a sign of a trend that has already existed in the last decade, pandemics have seen a dramatic decline in collective interest in the psychiatric needs of children and adolescents in their mental health. It has shown potential consequences, especially for those who have already shown vulnerabilities, their overall development. ” (ANSA).

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