Czech students suffer from depression and weight problems due to COVID-19

Czech students suffer from depression and weight problems due to COVID-19

students and teenagers are not robots; they need social interaction, athletic competition, and schools.

From personal experience, my three daughters (all under 13 years old) have been attending school and playing sports since the fall with no problems. They are required to wear masks but there have been no problems, and these settings are not where it generally spreads.

I just don’t think it’s healthy, physically or mentally, to keep children inside, isolated, and not in motion. Moreover, it can’t be easy for parents either.

At times, I would like to destroy the Internet and am very thankful it was not around during my childhood…as was my parent’s generation, who were glad to exile their children to the outdoors (don’t come home too early). 😂

There is a growing number of adolescents with an eating disorder. At the same time, the number of young people with symptoms of depression is increasing significantly,” Bohuslav Procházka, a member of the committee of the Professional Society of General Practitioners of the Czech Medical Society of Jan Evangelista Purkyně explained.

Chairwoman of the professional society of pediatricians, Alena Šebková, adds that pupils spend too much time on the computer because they also use it not only for studies, but for communications with friends, games, and hobbies. Currently, Šebková sees an increase in younger patients with panic attacks and sleeping disorders who need professional help.