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| Published: June 25, 2020

Lock down and child psychology: perspectives of a practicing pediatrician

Dr. Jayasurya Suresh

Consultant Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, Providence hospital, Alappuzha, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Nidheesh Chandran R

Department of General Medicine, Mysore Medical College, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.083/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.083

ABSTRACT

COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lockdown situation in India. In this study, the author analyses the incoming phone calls from the parents during lock down, over a time frame of 40 days to understand the problems faced by the children during lockdown period. This study is to identify those problems and aim at providing a solution to the parents during a lock down situation to keep up the mental health of children. This situation has made a significant impact on child and adolescent psychology. Temper tantrums, mobile phone addiction, head ache, increased accidents, accidental poisoning, anxiety disorders etc. have become a parental concern in lock down period. This article is a bird’s eye view of these problems through a pediatrician perspective and solutions for the children’s problems during a lock down situation.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.083/20200802

10.25215/0802.083

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020