Overview of COVID-19's Neuropsychological Effects on the Pediatric Population
VU MSPA Program
Objective: This study aims to identify the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the pediatric population’s neuropsychiatric health. The study will be highlighting effects/risks of contracting the COVID-19 illness itself, long-COVID and the additional environment effects imposed on children. Methods: 4 databases were searched, MEDLINE with Full Text (via EBSCO), APA PsychInfo (via EBSCOhost), PubMed and JAMA Pediatrics for studies reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic’s neuropsychiatric effects on children. A total of 1,043 articles were reviewed consisting of systematic reviews, cohort studies, and meta-analysis. Results: The results showed there was overall negative long-term effects on the pediatric population in all articles researched. Mental illness and neuropsychiatric findings were identified in adolescents in all populations researched. Primary Endpoints: The effects of COVID-19 were recognized in this study. A decrease in neuropsychological effects in children can be achieved with more research, resources and help from various healthcare professionals.
Keywords: long-COVID, post-COVID, neuropsychiatric, pediatric, adolescent, depression.
Osowski, Emily, "Overview of COVID-19's Neuropsychological Effects on the Pediatric Population" (2023). Summer Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. 155.