Aprile 2020 - Volume XXXIX - numero 4

Medico e Bambino


Appunti di Neuropsichiatria

Covid-19 e salute mentale in età evolutiva: l’urgenza di darsi da fare

Giuseppe Abbracciavento1, Marta Cognigni2, Guglielmo Riccio2, Marco Carrozzi1

1SC di Neuropsichiatria Infantile, IRCCS Materno-Infantile “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste
2Università di Trieste

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: g.abbracciavento@gmail.com

Covid-19 emergency and mental health: intensive and coordinated step-up interventions

Key words: Mental health, Public health, Coronavirus, Psychiatry, Adolescent, Child

The coronavirus outbreak has shocked health systems worldwide. It is a serious situation that will pervade the entire population in their bodies and minds. Long-term implications on mental health will persist even when the outbreak will have worn off. Children, adolescents and parents are more susceptible to the impact of quarantine and isolation conditions as well as exposure to traumatic events. There is an urgent need to manage the mental health emergency in a way that is proportionate and coherent with the new and unexpected crisis condition. To respond to this mental health crisis, it will be necessary to develop and test emergency intervention strategies in public health, based on intensive and coordinated step-up interventions, aimed at the whole population, whilst paying greater attention to risk groups and specific mental health needs.

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G. Abbracciavento, M. Cognigni, G. Riccio, M. Carrozzi Covid-19 e salute mentale in età evolutiva: l’urgenza di darsi da fare. Medico e Bambino 2020;39(4):237-240 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=2004_237.pdf


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