Depression symptoms increased three-fold amid pandemic, study finds
The prevalence of depression-like symptoms is up across all categories of respondents, regardless of age, gender or income.
By Thomas McParland|September 07, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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Depression symptoms among U.S. adults increased threefold during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published this week.
The study, published Sept. 2 by researchers from Boston University and the University of Chicago, found that the prevalence of depression symptoms jumped from 8.5% before the pandemic to nearly 28% after the public health crisis began to take hold in mid-March.
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