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Impact of covid-19 containment on mental health in the pediatric population: a descriptive study

Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatal Care
W Jbilou,1 Y Asbai,1 S El Hormi,1 M Maaroufi,1 M Kabbaj,1 R Rachid,1 L Rachidi,1,2 G Benjelloun1,2


The psychological effects of seclusion have been previously described in the literature. However, the scale of the containment implemented during the coronavirus disease 2019 appeared in 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is novel. The aim of this article is to present the implications of the containment, mainly suicidal behaviors, conduct disorders and violence in children and adolescents. We conducted a study in the child psychiatry department of Casablanca, among children and adolescents attending the consultation and those who were hospitalized, thus comparing the rate of conduct disorder, violence and suicide attempts during the pre-confinement, confinement and post-confinement periods. A literature review was also conducted on the PubMed database, which allowed us to discuss our results and to take stock of current research.


covid 19, suicide attempts, conduct disorders, violence, children, adolescents, mental health, psychiatric and/or psychological consequences