Cases of anxiety and depression worldwide increased dramatically in 2020, the researchers found, with an estimated 76 million additional cases of anxiety and 53 million additional cases of major depressive disorder than would have been expected if Covid had not. beaten.
The study is the latest to suggest that the pandemic has severely affected mental health and that women and young people are more likely to be affected than men or older people.
“We believe [that] it is because women are more likely to be affected by the social and economic consequences of the pandemic, ”said lead author Dr Damian Santomauro from the University of Queensland.
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