CDC Study: Depression, Anxiety Symptoms Spiked Then Decreased During Pandemic

The frequency of reported symptoms increased from December 2020 to January 2021, as the US experienced an increase in coronavirus cases.

Americans often experience symptoms of anxiety and depression during the cold COVID-19 season, and when symptoms subside in June, they remain high compared to a serious illness, according to a new study.

The study, published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that “the relative increase and frequency of symptoms of anxiety and depression at the national and state levels reflect the number of countries per week.” 19 case. At the same time “.

Analysts analyzed reports of anxiety and depression reported among US adults in the 50 states of Washington, DC, from August 2020 to early June 2021. They found that the average frequency of anxiety symptoms received a 13 %. From August 2020 to December 2020, it has dropped almost 27% from December 2020 to June 2021.

Similarly, the average rate of depressive signaling increased by almost 15% from August 2020 to December 2020 and decreased by almost 25% from December 2020 to June 2021.

The frequency of the highest symptoms reported from December 2020 to January 2021, as the US had an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. However, the levels reported in June are still high compared to the 2019 plan.

The authors write that “the recurrent increase in symptoms of anxiety and depression in this study suggests that infrastructure and mental health services, including the practice of telehealth, are critical during exposure to COVID-19, particularly among those with COVID- 19 affected “.

Numerous studies have documented an increased rate of mental health problems during coronavirus infection. A study published in the summer found that more than half of public health workers report mental health problems during illness.