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What are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 infection on mental health? | News Medical Life Sciences

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Researchers have analyzed the direct and indirect impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the COVID-19-caused pandemic on mental health in a study that was published in Nature Medicine.

Despite a minor rise in the prevalence of mental health symptoms across the board, the researchers found that the majority of the general population showed extraordinary resilience and adaptation. Alternative causes were discovered, though; for instance, community assistance programs could have lessened the burden of mental illness. The prevalence of mental problems was probably concealed by drug overdose or murder. Some social and economical effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may have manifested later due to a lag-time effect. Studies repeatedly showed that women reported higher mental health issues than males did. Due to increasing childcare responsibilities, marital abuse, and financial hardships brought on by job disruptions, they experienced higher levels of stress. Young adults and adolescents were mysteriously impacted as well.

Source: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20221005/What-are-the-effects-of-the-COVID-19-pandemic-and-SARS-CoV-2-infection-on-mental-health.aspx

 

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