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Covid-19 also an epidemic of depression and anxiety among young adults

It's long been clear that Covid-19, like any major disaster, is causing an increase in mental-health disorders and their accompanying evils

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Coronavirus | corona | mental disorders

Andreas Kluth | Bloomberg 

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In the US, the national rate of anxiety tripled in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2019 (from 8.1% to 25.5%), and depression almost quadrupled (from 6.5% to 24.3%). Photo: Shutterstock

Of the coronavirus’s many side effects, perhaps the least appreciated are Those who’ve had a bad case and survived, like people who’ve been in war or accidents, may suffer post-traumatic stress for years. And even people in the as-yet-healthy majority are hurting. Young adults, in particular, are getting more depressed and anxious as SARS-CoV-2 uproots whatever budding life plans they’d been nursing.

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First Published: Sat, August 22 2020. 16:00 IST
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