The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this week that American teenagers’ mental health is deteriorating rapidly as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic and covid lockout measures.

According to the Washington Post, the CDC’s new findings are based on a poll of 7,700 youths from around the country performed in the first six months of 2021.

The study placed a premium on gathering data during pupils’ first full year of public schooling.

Students were quizzed on a variety of themes, including their mental health, drug use, if they had experienced violence at home or at school, and whether or not they had met racism.

While young people were spared the worst of the virus since they were statistically considerably less likely to become ill, develop serious symptoms, or die than their elders, the study revealed that they may still pay a high price for the pandemic.

Kathleen A. Ethier, the head of the CDC’s division of adolescent and school health, implied that there is a biological difference between men and women when she noted that the results of a recently completed survey showed that male and female pupils had radically different results.

The survey brought attention to the vulnerability of particular children, such as LGBTQ youth and pupils who are treated unfairly due to their color.

The conclusions of this poll aren’t the first time doctors have expressed alarm about a developing mental health epidemic among America’s youth.

The American Academy of Pediatrics declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health in October, stating that its members were caring for young people who were experiencing rising rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidality, all of which would have long-term consequences for them, their families, and their communities.