Study finds Covid-19 pandemic worsened mental health around the world

Posted by on October 8, 2021 6:30 pm
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Estimated 76m extra cases of anxiety and 53m extra cases of depression during pandemic, say researchers

Cases of anxiety and depression around the world increased dramatically in 2020, researchers have found, with an estimated 76m extra cases of anxiety and 53m extra cases of major depressive disorder than would have been expected had Covid not struck.

The study is the latest to suggest the pandemic has taken a serious toll on mental health, and that women and young people are more likely to be affected than men or older people.

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