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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Mental Health for Children and Adolescents

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To understand the affect COVID-19 is having on the mental health of children and adolescents
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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Ezra Golberstein, PhD, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, 420 Delaware St, SE, MMC 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (egolber@umn.edu).

Published Online: April 14, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1456

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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