Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

Jia Jia Liu, Yanping Bao, Xiaolin Huang, Jie Shi, Lin Lu - The Lancet

This comment from the Lancet reviews the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on children's mental health, including children who are separated from their caregivers. "These children might be more susceptible to mental health problems because of their higher risk of infection, and the grief and fear caused by parental loss or separation," says the article. The authors suggest that the specific response to the mental distress of children who are quarantined should also be considered when designing psychological intervention strategies in response to COVID-19.