Researchers warn: Corona epidemic has doubled youth depression

Researchers warn: Corona epidemic has doubled youth depression

New studies show that coronary heart disease has a devastating effect on the mental health of young people by raising the level of depression and anxiety.

Researchers at the University of Surrey to study the effects of corona epidemics on mental health, levels of depression, anxiety, health, alcohol consumption and sleep quality 259 young people in the pre-corona period (Fall 2019) and mid-quarantine (May / June 2020) reviewed.

Researchers have found that the Covid-19 pandemic has a devastating effect on the mental health of these young people and significantly increases the level of depression and health compared to the fall of 2019 Reduced. The level of clinical depression in participants increased from 14.9% in the fall of 2019 to 34.7% in May / June 2020 and more than doubled.

Overall sleep quality in participants did not decrease significantly, but a correlation was observed between increased depression and decreased sleep quality during quarantine. Of concern is that the researchers found a significant tendency for participants to sleep at sunset, which has been linked to increased anxiety and minor psychological problems in the past.

Interestingly, despite the increase in worldwide sales of alcoholic beverages during quarantine, researchers found a significant reduction in alcohol consumption among participants, which could be partly related to the social constraints of quarantine. Researchers are pleased with the finding and say it probably means that young people have not turned to alcohol to combat the negative consequences of quarantine.

The results of this study once again emphasize the devastating effects of coronary heart disease on the mental health of young people. “For years we have seen an increase in the number of young people suffering from mental health problems, and now it is worrying to know that Quid-19 has significantly worsened the situation,” said Simon Evans, a neuroscientist at the University of Syria. “As social constraints persist, it is vital to take steps to protect their mental health.”

Findings of this research in the journal Psychiatry Research It has been published.

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