Chinese Journal of Medical History / Zhong Hua Yi Shi Za Zhi

[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 07]

Abstract : The general lockdown of the Moroccan population was a potentially risky situation with a significant psychological impact as reported in studies realized in China in early 2020. Children in particular, witnessed several anxiety-provoking events, subjected to the restriction of their social activities and the reorganization of the family dynamics imposed by the lockdown and distance education. The objective of this work is to evaluate the impact of the lockdown on moroccan’s children and their parents in the context of the COVID19 pandemic. This is a descriptive survey, done by using a questionnaire conducted online and disseminated on social networks. The lockdown consequences on the mental health of moroccan children and their parents are numerous: sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, post-traumatic stress disorder as well as eating disorders are effects that have been reported due to the lockdown The end of the pandemic will not signal the end of the psychological impact of the lockdown. All the studies that have evaluated the psychological state of children during disasters, whether natural disasters or wars, are unanimous on the suffering of children: they suffer as much as adults, except that they are better able to conceal the manifestations of anxiety.