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One-third of US adults show signs of anxiety or depression amid coronavirus pandemic

Added 05-28-20 01:18:03am EST - “A study completed by the U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with five federal agencies found that one-third of all Americans are struggling with anxiety or depression amid the coronavirus pandemic?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “One-third of US adults show signs of anxiety or depression amid coronavirus pandemic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A study completed by the U.S. Census Bureau in collaboration with five federal agencies found that one-third of all Americans are struggling with anxiety or depression amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With at least 100,000 deaths reported in the United States due to the coronavirus and months-long stay-at-home orders isolating billions globally, mental health has become a serious issue.

The study, which was initiated on April 23, ran for 90 days and collected data from approximately 40,000 people.

According to the results, 47.4 percent of adults age 18 to 29 showed signs of anxiety or depression, where only 19.8 percent of adults in their 70s exhibited signs.

The findings also reportedly show a direct correlation to the pandemic, as a question relating to depression from a 2014 study reported nearly 50 percent fewer adults who exhibited signs.

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