Noli Timere: The Role of Reassuring Adults in Dealing with COVID-19 Anxiety in Pediatric Age

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Abstract

Since the earliest stages of the Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19) spread, the elderlyhas been identified as the most vulnerable and health authorities have rightly focused on that population.Minor attention was paid to pediatric populations and their emotional reactions. Actually,children and adolescents faced severe anxiety, fear and stress conditions. An efficient managementof the pandemic, therefore, must take into account the pediatric population which cannot be neglectedas a minor matter compared to the elderly, the economy and health care. Since the lockdowntime is over, children and adolescents must recover sociality, return to living in the open air, rediscoverplaying, free time, aiming for the beauty of their everyday life. In order to mitigate the longtermimpact of COVID-19, the key response is the reassuring presence of the adult as ‘a secure base’.The current study aimed to collect an overview of the recent references that report evidence on therole of adults in containing pandemic anxiety COVID-19 in pediatric populations, suggesting theneed to ensure a reassuring presence of the adult, an effective child-parent communication, a childfriendlyday and a long-lasting shared time with parents.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)15-30
Numero di pagine16
RivistaPediatric Reports
Volume13
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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