Report reveals that depression doubles during Covid-19 outbreak
It has been reported by the Office of National Statistics that twice as many adults in Britain are reporting symptoms of depression now, compared to this time last year.
This is based on a survey of more than 3,500 adults over a 12-month period. Participants were asked to consider the previous two weeks and to describe the symptoms they had been experiencing. This included changes in sleep or appetite, loss of interest in things and difficulty concentrating.
Based on the responses almost 20% of participants met the criteria for depression, compared with just under 10% between July 2019 and March 2020.
However 3.5% of participants saw an improvement in their symptoms and 13% of participants developed symptoms of moderate to severe depression during the survey period.
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