Moving on from COVID means facing its impact on mental health, say experts
- Evidence of significant increases in depression and anxiety compared to pre-pandemic levels.
- Rates of probable anxiety and depression were 24.4% and 22.9% in general populations, but up to 41.1% and 32.5% in vulnerable populations during the pandemic period.
- Rates of stress, psychological distress and PTSD/PTSS symptoms were 39.1%, 44.2%, and 18.8%, respectively during the pandemic period.
- Evidence that adolescents, pregnant and postpartum people, and those hospitalized with COVID-19, experienced heightened adverse mental health effects.
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