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Mental Health Needs Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health November 2020 67(5):645-648

  • Abstract: Purpose The abrupt closure of universities across the U.S. in March 2020 may have sent some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) college students home ... Results Nearly half (45.7%) of LGBT college students have immediate families that do not support or know their LGBT identity. Approximately 60% of sampled LGBT college students ... Conclusions Health-care providers, college and university administrators, and campus counseling centers should take swift action to ensure that LGBT students receive mental health support during ...

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Needs and Coping Behaviors of Youth in the U.S. During COVID-19

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health November 2020 67(5):649-652

  • Abstract: Purpose This study aimed to determine the needs, emotions, and coping behaviors of U.S. youth during COVID-19.Results The average age of the 950 respondents (RR = 80.9%) was 18.9 ± 2.8 years with 52.1% female and 63.8% white. While 32.6% of participants felt resources were readily available, 35.2% felt resources were ... Conclusions A significant portion of U.S. youth are experiencing unmet needs and negative emotions due to COVID-19 suggesting additional youth ...

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Association Between Youth Smoking, Electronic Cigarette Use, and COVID-19

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health October 2020 67(4):519-523

  • Abstract: Purpose This study aimed to assess whether youth cigarette and electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use are associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (Results COVID-19 diagnosis was five times more likely among ever-users of e-cigarettes only (95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.82–13.96), seven times more likely among ... Conclusions COVID-19 is associated with youth use of e-cigarettes only and dual use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes, suggesting the need for ...

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Social (Un)distancing: Teammate Interactions, Athletic Identity, and Mental Health of Student-Athletes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health November 2020 67(5):662-670

  • Abstract: Purpose Physical distancing measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus have presented challenges for the mental health and well-being ... Results Considering all path models tested, student-athletes who received more social support and reported more connectedness with teammates reported less dissolution of their athletic identity ... Conclusions In addition to advancing theory on how small groups relate to mental health, these findings demonstrate the value in remaining socially connected with peers ...

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The Effect of Social Support on Mental Health in Chinese Adolescents During the Outbreak of COVID-19

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health October 2020 67(4):514-518

  • Abstract: Purpose The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak impacts physical and mental health. The purpose of this study was ... Results COVID-19 exposure was associated with a higher prevalence of depression symptoms (odds ratio [OR] = 1.38, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.14–1.66) and anxiety symptoms (... Conclusions This study indicates there is a higher prevalence of mental health problems among adolescents with medium and low levels of social support in China ...

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What Does Adolescent Substance Use Look Like During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Examining Changes in Frequency, Social Contexts, and Pandemic-Related Predictors

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health September 2020 67(3):354-361

  • Abstract: Purpose The overarching goal of this study was to provide key information on how adolescents' substance use has changed since the corona virus disease (COVID)... Results For most substances, the percentage of users decreased; however, the frequency of both alcohol and cannabis use increased. Although the greatest percentage of adolescents ... Conclusions Our results provide preliminary evidence that adolescent substance use, including that which occurs face to face with peers, thereby putting adolescents at risk for ...

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Adolescents' Motivations to Engage in Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Associations With Mental and Social Health

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health August 2020 67(2):179-185

  • Abstract: Purpose Reducing the spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted recommendations for individuals to socially distance. Little is known about ... Results Almost all respondents (98.1%) reported engaging in at least a little social distancing. The most commonly reported motivations for social distancing concerned social responsibility and ... Conclusions Understanding adolescents' motivations to engage in social distancing may inform strategies to increase social distancing engagement, reduce pathogen transmission, and identify individual differences in ...

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The Protective Roles of Exercise and Maintenance of Daily Living Routines for Chinese Adolescents During the COVID-19 Quarantine Period

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health January 2020

  • Abstract: Purpose Adolescents are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 quarantine periods and may be at risk for developing psychological distress symptoms that ... Results The presence of cases in adolescents’ communities during the quarantine contributed to more depressive symptoms in adolescents after the quarantine. This association was buffered ... Conclusions The presence of COVID-19 cases in communities contributed to adolescents’ poorer mental health, and the association was stronger for older ...

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Remote Learning During COVID-19: Examining School Practices, Service Continuation, and Difficulties for Adolescents With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health December 2020 67(6):769-777

  • Abstract: Purpose This study examined remote learning practices and difficulties during initial stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic in adolescents with and ... Results Twenty-two percent of families incurred financial costs to support remote learning, and only 59% of school-based services received before COVID-19 continued ... Conclusions This study provides initial findings of the nature and impact of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative ...

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Job Insecurity and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Among U.S. Young Adults During COVID-19

  • Source: In Journal of Adolescent Health January 2020

  • Abstract: Purpose This study aimed to estimate the associations between job insecurity and symptoms of anxiety and depression among U.S. young adults amidst the Results Fifty-nine percent of participants experienced direct or household employment loss since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 38% were expected ... Conclusions U.S. young adults experience a significant mental health burden as a result of job insecurity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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