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Child and adolescent psychiatry telemedicine: a Singaporean experience born in Covid-19

AUTHOR(S)
Ngar Yee Poon; Shirley Pat Fong; Shirley Pat Fong

Published: October 2020   Journal: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Singapore was one of the first Asian countries to be affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. The article shares the experience of a consultation liaison psychiatry service within the largest women and children’s hospital in Singapore. The adoption of telepsychiatry has enabled continuous provision of care whilst reducing unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. This clinical case demonstrates the clinical utility of the telemedicine service for youth mental healthcare during the pandemic. 
COVID-19 and school return: The need and necessity

AUTHOR(S)
Cecily L. Betz

Published: September 2020   Journal: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
This paper discusses children and youth safely returning to schools in the midst of this Pandemic and the roles and responsibilities of pediatric nurses in supporting their school return. As evidence accumulates to inform treatment and public health preventive practices, questions arise as to the current and long-term psychosocial concerns and risk factors affecting the health and wellbeing of children that are the indirect yet problematic effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Child health experts, educators and families themselves, are calling attention to the actual and potential consequences of the necessary preventive practices of social distancing and stay at home directives. 
COVID-19 and child neurology care

AUTHOR(S)
Sheffali Gulati; Juhi Gupta; Priyanka Madaan

Published: September 2020   Journal: Neurology India
The escalating pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has posed a multitude of challenges for pediatric neurologists. These range from managing children with COVID-19 presenting with neurological involvement to diagnosing COVID-19 in children presenting with isolated neurological manifestations and providing a continuum of care to children with pre-existing or newly diagnosed neurological disorders during this difficult time.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 68 | Issue: 4 | No. of pages: 952-954 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child care services, child diseases, disabled children
What will the long-lasting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic be on children's health and wellbeing?

AUTHOR(S)
Tobias Alfvén

Published: September 2020   Journal: Acta Paediatrica
This editorial is about the long lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic  on children's health and well-being.
Hospital-based home care for children with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic in northeastern Italy

AUTHOR(S)
Davide Massano; Laura Cosma; Martina Garolla (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
This study describes the experience of an integrated project of telehealth and hospital-based home care (HBHC) for noncritical patients in active anticancer treatment in a tertiary care pediatric oncohematology center.
Cite this research | Open access | No. of pages: 1 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child health, health care facilities, health services | Countries: Italy
What are we doing to the children of South Africa under the guise of COVID-19 lockdown?

AUTHOR(S)
Lore van Bruwaene; Fatima Mustafa; Jeane Cloete (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: South African Medical Journal
Effects on children of the COVID-19 response.
Cite this research | Vol.: 110 | Issue: 7 | No. of pages: 574-575 | Language: English | Topics: Health, Child Protection | Tags: child abuse, child health, child nutrition | Countries: South Africa
Care during COVID-19 must be humane and person centred

AUTHOR(S)
Angela Coulter; Tessa Richards

Published: September 2020   Journal: BMJ : British medical journal
The public swung solidly behind health and social care staff during the early phase of the covid-19 pandemic and applauded professionals’ commitment, selflessness, and hard work. But patient organisations, including The BMJ’s patient and public advisory panel, were dismayed to see how rapidly the hard won policies that embed the principle of patient and public involvement in healthcare decision making were swept away in the rush to respond to the crisis. The covid-19 pandemic is no reason to roll back the tide on person centred care.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 370 | No. of pages: 2 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: medical care
The urgency of mitigating the psychological impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns on parents of mentally disabled children

AUTHOR(S)
Annas Ghafoor; Khurram Altaf Hussain; Imaduddin Sawal

Published: August 2020   Journal: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Raising a child with a mental disability puts a significant amount of social, financial, and psychological strain on the entire family. Parents are especially susceptible as they are the primary and only constant caregivers. The difficulty of the task demands that aspects of caretaking be delegated to external agencies to reach an optimal compensation between personal well-being of the parents and nurturement of the child. Amid the haste policies created for country-wide lockdowns, many governments have ignored this vulnerable subset of the popula-tion.
Combating the dangers of sedentary activity on child and adolescent mental health during the time of COVID-19

AUTHOR(S)
Vijay A. Mittal; Joseph Firth; David Kimhy

Published: August 2020   Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Although the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, subsequent quarantine, and social distancing on physical activity has been covered extensively, there has been limited focus on the resulting sedentary behavior1 on existing and emerging psychopathology. This is particularly disconcerting regarding children and adolescents, who rely on the ability to play to meet developmental milestones and who require more exercise than adults.
Mental health in high school Students at the time of COVID-19: a student's perspective

AUTHOR(S)
Aditya Thakur

Published: August 2020   Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This paper highlights key issues and offers practical solutions to address the mental health of adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic, from a high school student's (HSS) perspective.
Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on child and adolescent mental health

AUTHOR(S)
Richa Bhatia

Published: August 2020   Journal: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
The article describes the effects of the COVID-19 response (lockdown, social distancing) on child and adolescent life and mental health.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 33 | Issue: 6 | No. of pages: 568-570 | Language: English | Topics: Mental Health | Tags: adolescent health, child mental health, COVID-19 response, lockdown
The neuropsychological impact of E-learning on children

AUTHOR(S)
Amrit Kumar Jha; lisha Arora

Published: July 2020   Journal: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive upsurge in the demand for the e-learning platforms worldwide as children have been instructed to attend classes online from their homes to maintain continuity of formal learning. While neuroplasticity offers opportunity to adapt the sudden change in the modality of classroom transaction from face-to-face interaction to the technology-mediated learning, it may wreak havoc for the growing brain of children.
Learning in times of lockdown: how Covid-19 is affecting education and food security in India

AUTHOR(S)
Muzna Alvi; Manavi Gupta

Published: July 2020   Journal: Food Security
This paper discusses the implications of lockdown-induced school and rural child-care center closures on education and health outcomes for the urban and rural poor. It focuses on food and nutritional security of children who depend on school feeding and supplementary nutrition programs. Authors argue that the impacts are likely to be much more severe for girls as well as for children from already disadvantaged ethnic and caste groups. They also discuss ways in which existing social security programs can be leveraged and strengthened to ameliorate these impacts.
Management of mother-newborn dyads in the COVID-19 era

AUTHOR(S)
Melissa M Medvedev

Published: July 2020   Journal: The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in more than 11·6 million cases of COVID-19 and 538 000 deaths as of July 7, 2020.
The USA is the worst affected country, with more than 2·9 million cases. Evidence regarding transmission risk, clinical presentation, and consequences of SARS-CoV-2 among neonates of infected mothers is scarce. Risk of vertical transmission appears to be low, which is consistent with other coronaviruses.
Cite this research | Open access | No. of pages: 2 | Language: English | Topics: Health, Nutrition | Tags: breastfeeding, child care, risk, COVID-19 | Countries: United States
COVID-19 and maternal and child food and nutrition insecurity: a complex syndemic

AUTHOR(S)
Rafael Perez-Escamilla; Kenda Cunningham; Victoria Hall Moran

Published: July 2020   Journal: Maternal & Child Nutrition
Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has already led to major increases in unemployment and is expected to lead to unprecedented increases in poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, as well as poor health outcomes. Families where young children, youth, pregnant and lactating women live need to be protected against the ongoing protracted pandemic and the aftershocks that are very likely to follow for years to come. The future wellbeing of the vast majority of the world now depends on reconfiguring the current ineffective food, nutrition, health, and social protection systems to ensure food and nutrition security for all. Because food, nutrition, health, and socio-economic outcomes are intimately inter-linked, it is essential that we find out how to effectively address the need to reconfigure and to provide better intersecoral coordination among global and local food, health care, and social protection systems taking equity and sutainability principles into account. Implementation science research informed by complex adaptive sytems frameworks will be needed to fill in the major knowledge gaps. Not doing so will not only put the development of individuals at further risk, but also negatively impact on the development potential of entire nations and ultimately our planet.
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