The Rate of Depressive Symptoms in US Adults Quadrupled During the Pandemic

A study found that US adults experienced significantly more depressive symptoms in 2021 (32.8%) compared to the early months of the pandemic (27.8%) and before the pandemic (8.5%). Predictors of pandemic depression include low household income, not being married, and pandemic-related stressors.

Read Persistent depressive symptoms during COVID-19: a national, population-representative, longitudinal study of U.S. adults.

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