Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health of Children & Adolescents: A Bibliometric Assessment of Global Publications

  • Sandeep Grover
  • Gupta BM
  • Ghouse Modin Mamdapur


This study aims to evaluate the global research focusing on the mental health of Children & adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic by using bibliometry. The bibliometric parameters considered for this study include the country of origin of the publications, organizations of the authors, keywords of the research focusing on the issue, and the citations received by these publications. Scopus database was used to search for the publications on “Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health of Children and Adolescents” by using different key words, published upto 1st of May 2021. The Scopus search engine yielded 1797 publications related to the impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Children & Adolescents. It was seen that researchers from top 10 most countries contributed to the 95.55% share of international publications output, with researchers from the United States, China, and United Kingdom accounting for 28.05%, 13.97%, and 13.69% of the global publication share. The most common keywords, in terms of focus of research included mental health, followed by anxiety and depression. The top 10 Universities and authors were from the high-income countries with highest representation from the United States. To conclude, this bibliographic analysis suggests that over a short span of time 1797 publications have emerged on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health aspects of the children and adolescents, with majority of the publications emerging from high income countries.

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