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Depression, stress during peak of Kovid-19 epidemic

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Sydney: Australian researchers have found that rates of advanced psychological distress, including symptoms of depression and anxiety, were found in adults during the Kovid-19 outbreak.
The study, the acute and long-term mental health effects of the Kovid-19 epidemic, is largely unknown, the study is published in PLOS ONE.
“Research in past epidemics has shown high rates of illness, psychological distress,” Insomnia The study authors at the University of New South Wales in Australia (UNSW) said “people with pre-existing mental illness, mental health care workers and disease survivors have other mental health problems.”
In the new study, the research team used an online survey to examine mental health responses to the epidemic among 5,070 Australian adults. The online questionnaire asked participants about their fears, behavioral responses to Kovid-19, psychological distress, alcohol use, and physical activity.
The population included in the survey was not representative of the overall population; 70 percent had pre-existing mental health diagnoses, 86 percent were female, and 75 percent were Caucasian.
Although some participants contracted Kovid-19, more than one-quarter (25.9 percent) were very concerned about contracting the virus or more than half (52.7 percent) were very concerned about their family and friends.
While the questionnaire could not be used to make any diagnosis, most participants reported that their mental health had worsened during the outbreak, with 55 percent saying it had worsened slightly and 23 percent said That it had gone awry.
Almost half of all participants worried about moderate loneliness and worried about their financial condition. 20.3 and 24.1 percent of those polled experienced severe or extremely severe levels of depression, anxiety and Tension The week before their survey, and the other 18 to 22 percent, had moderate symptoms.
“We wanted to provide a snapshot of mental health of the general community during the Kovid-19 outbreak in Australia, and to see the impact of the enforcement of social discrimination laws,” the author wrote.
“We do not know what the long-term effects of the epidemic will be, but these figures certainly show a negative impact on mental health in the short term,” he said.
Another study published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research showed that college students were more anxious and depressed during the early phase of Kovid-19, compared to the same period in previous academic years.
Last month, a study published in the journal called CMAJ also showed that children and young people were experiencing indirect adverse effects of the epidemic on their mental and physical health.


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