Date of Graduation


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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Shreve, Marilou

Committee Member/Reader

Kilmer, Michelle


Background: The purpose of this literature review, is to explore the stress adolescents faced during the times of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the rates of stress, other psychological consequences, such as depression and anxiety, as well as factors that could have contributed to the development of stress and those that could have helped relieve feelings of distraught.

Purpose: To create a more holistic approach in nursing care, finding reasonings behind the creation of stress in the young population, as well as methods to alleviate, can help patient satisfaction and support.

Method: A literature review was conducted over 20 peer reviewed articles using CINHAL Complete, MEDLINE Complete (Ebsco), and PubMed Databases.

Results: Each peer reviewed article supported the finding of increased stress, along with anxiety and depression, among adolescents and young adults. Multiple studies included correlations between external factors, such as exercise or time spent outdoors, with rates of mental illness.

Discussion: Mental health promotion is rapidly increasing in the medical field and finding methods to adequately support future patients is essential. Noticing the increased rates in the world’s youth population can help prophylactic treatment and teaching for stress reduction.


Stress, Young Adults of Adolescents or Teenagers or College Students, COVID-19

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