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How has coronavirus impacted mental health?
« en: Febrero 11, 2021, 06:57:17 a. m. »
How has coronavirus impacted mental health?



The coronavirus pandemic has led to concerns about a worsening of mental health across the UK but what's the scale
of the problem?


How has mental health changed?
Mental health problems have worsened across all age-groups in the past year.

In adults, the proportion of individuals showing symptoms of depression has almost doubled since the start of
the pandemic, according to the Office for National Statistics.

In the run-up to the first lockdown, roughly 10% of people showed moderate to severe symptoms, compared with 19%
in June 2020.

In children, 16% of 5-16 year olds have "probable" mental health disorders compared with 10.9% in 2017, according
to NHS England.

Both of these studies are based on surveys which ask individuals questions related to mental health or depressive
symptoms.

Due to the nature of mental health problems recording is difficult, but this form of survey provides the best estimates
and allows for consistent comparison over time.


What issues are impacting our mental health?
Coronavirus has fuelled feelings of loneliness, anxiety and fears for the future for many people.

According to the ONS, people with depressive symptoms were more likely to feel that their finances were being
impacted, as well as access to care and essential goods.

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