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Pandemic’s Mental Health Toll Grows

Pandemic’s Mental Health Toll Grows News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pandemic’s Mental Health Toll Grows related adverse mental health symptom. Considerable increases in mental health dis- As many as 88% of people with a history orders since coronavirus disease 2019 of treatment for anxiety, depression, or (COVID-19) emerged demonstrate the need posttraumatic stress syndrome said for specific screening tools to detect pan- they had recent mental health symptoms. demic-related trauma and stress, accord- Suicidal ideation rates were highest ing to a recent study. among unpaid caregivers for adults, young In a web-based survey that 5470 US adults, essential workers, and Hispanic or adults completed in late June, an interna- Black participants. tional team of researchers reported that The authors recommended community- about 41% of participants said they had level intervention and prevention efforts experienced adverse behavioral or mental prioritizing young adults, racial and ethnic health symptoms during the pandemic. minorities, essential workers, and unpaid Nearly one-third of those surveyed re- adult caregivers. These efforts should ported anxiety or depression symptoms— include economic support to reduce finan- prevalence rates that were 3- and 4-fold cial hardship, efforts to reduce stresses poisoning in adults who ingested hand higher, respectively, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Pandemic’s Mental Health Toll Grows

JAMA , Volume 324 (12) – Sep 22, 2020

Pandemic’s Mental Health Toll Grows

Abstract

News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pandemic’s Mental Health Toll Grows related adverse mental health symptom. Considerable increases in mental health dis- As many as 88% of people with a history orders since coronavirus disease 2019 of treatment for anxiety, depression, or (COVID-19) emerged demonstrate the need posttraumatic stress syndrome said for specific screening tools to detect pan- they had recent mental health symptoms. demic-related...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2020.17280
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Abstract

News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pandemic’s Mental Health Toll Grows related adverse mental health symptom. Considerable increases in mental health dis- As many as 88% of people with a history orders since coronavirus disease 2019 of treatment for anxiety, depression, or (COVID-19) emerged demonstrate the need posttraumatic stress syndrome said for specific screening tools to detect pan- they had recent mental health symptoms. demic-related trauma and stress, accord- Suicidal ideation rates were highest ing to a recent study. among unpaid caregivers for adults, young In a web-based survey that 5470 US adults, essential workers, and Hispanic or adults completed in late June, an interna- Black participants. tional team of researchers reported that The authors recommended community- about 41% of participants said they had level intervention and prevention efforts experienced adverse behavioral or mental prioritizing young adults, racial and ethnic health symptoms during the pandemic. minorities, essential workers, and unpaid Nearly one-third of those surveyed re- adult caregivers. These efforts should ported anxiety or depression symptoms— include economic support to reduce finan- prevalence rates that were 3- and 4-fold cial hardship, efforts to reduce stresses poisoning in adults who ingested hand higher, respectively,

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 22, 2020

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