'Staggering' Increase in COVID-Linked Depression, Anxiety!!
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety, psychosis, and suicidality, new research shows. The new data, released by Mental Health America (MHA), came from individuals who completed a voluntary online mental health screen. As of the end of June, over 169,000 additional participants reported having moderate to severe depression or anxiety compared with participants who completed the screen prior to the pandemic.
@sampriti The most profound health problems were found among adults younger than 25 years. Roughly 90% screened positive for moderate to severe depression, and 80% screened positive for moderate to severe anxiety. Kids between the ages of 11 and 17 years have been the most stressed, but it seems to be easier to bear as you get older. Loneliness and isolation were cited as contributors to depression and anxiety by the largest percentage of individuals with these conditions (74% and 65%, respectively).