COVID Response Sparks Spike In Americans’ Anxiety & Depression

by | Jan 27, 2021 | Headline News | 11 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.

    Aside from killing nearly 400,000 Americans to date and wreaking havoc on the country’s economy, Statista’s Felix Richter notes that the COVID-19 pandemic is also taking a heavy toll on mental health.

    That’s according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics, showing that more than 4 in 10 U.S. adults had developed symptoms of depression or anxiety by the end of 2020, a sharp increase over the results of a comparable survey conducted in the first half of 2019.

     

     

    Infographic: Pandemic Causes Spike in Anxiety & Depression | Statista

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    The latest findings are derived from the Household Pulse Survey, which has been launched to produce data on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on American households. A total of 60,000 Americans were surveyed about their mental health between December 9 and 21, asked to report how often they have felt down, depressed, hopeless, or anxious in the last week, how often they have been unable to stop worrying or shown little interest or pleasure in doing things – all symptoms that have been shown to be associated with diagnoses of generalized anxiety disorder or major depressive disorder.

    As the chart above shows, the share of respondents showing signs of anxiety or depression has nearly quadrupled compared to results obtained before the pandemic. As hundreds of thousands have died and millions have lost their jobs, Americans are facing a plethora of uncertainties with respect to their and their families’ health and financial wellbeing, worries which are only exacerbated when dealt with alone amid a time of social distancing.

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      11 Comments

      1. No Way!!

        A little off topic but I heard that they are planning on testing people for covid by doing an anal swab.Don’t know if it’s true.Imagine the insanity of a rectal test for a so called respiratory illness?

        • jakartaman

          Yes, the Chinese are recommending annal tests
          This along with masks are all for control and population manipulation – training the dogs to do anything the state asks them
          Biden will next tell us we need to have silver nose rings installed so we can be put under complete control.
          Of course the Liberals already have them

          • Wide Awake

            @Jakartaman, thanks for the helpful info.Keep it up.

        • Darth Skippy

          Resist with prunes and chili beans.

          • Darth Skippy

            I’m a heavy lifter. I think, I could hold it for a week.

      2. Wide Awake

        For me,just seeing so many folks with masks on is enough to cause me a great deal of anxiety.This entire covid production has felt like some sort of Twilight Zone episode that will never end. Also,knowing that so many people have bought into this phony 19 hoax so easily, fills me with so much anxiety and sadness and the very real realization that there is such a large segment of our society that won’t ever wake up and realize that we have all been played from the very beginning of this “pandemic”.

      3. Zach

        Considering most American’s seem to have their head up their azz, that doesn’t surprise me…

      4. Mr_Yesterday

        Lessons learned from covid-19.

        #1. Never trust the government.

        People are just learning to live with conditions many of us have lived with and been wide awake to, for a long time.

        “We’re from the government, and we are here to help.”

        The most frightening words in the English language.

      5. Darth Skippy

        Like in Calhoun’s rat utopia (only with bath salts) what effectively counts as resort living would result in morbid thoughts.

        His pets had all their material needs provided. That is all.

        But, we are also subject to vapid demoralization campaigns.

      6. Bill

        The graph featured in this post is apparently sourced from a variety of gov’t agencies. As such, its accuracy is automatically suspect. Additionally, all gov’t data concerning covid is highly suspect. I don’t know a single person who is stressed or depressed or has anxiety because of covid. If these disorders are widespread it is solely due to the way officialdom has managed this covid, causing major destruction to the economy. Now there are millions unemployed or under-employed, who can’t make the house payment or pay the rent, or pay utilities, etc. This is what is causing the stress. It all can be laid at the feet of our officials for their total incompetence. Rather, their priority was to make covid a political weapon for duplicitous purposes. This is a fact, gov’t stimulus payments were delayed in an effort to thwart DT’s reelection.
        On a different note, you can be absolutely sure this site is monitored by elements of officialdom, both the posts and the comments. Furthermore, there is likely an occasional provocateur whose job is to incite commenters to make damaging and discrediting remarks. I will peacefully not believe anything officialdom says and I will peacefully reject any overtures of “healing and unity”. I will peacefully not cooperate, peacefully not willfully obey, and peacefully not render loyalty. I will continue to peacefully discredit officialdom at every opportunity, and peacefully point out official corruption, incompetence, and hypocrisy.

      7. FreemanSteed

        Terrorist attacks are traumatic events that may result in a wide range of psychological disorders for people exposed.
        source -NIH

        People around the globe were terrorized by the outlandish claims coming from China, CDC , and W.H.O in regards to the lethality of covid-19 in early January 2020.

        WE WERE BEING TERRORIZED.

        I can remember listening to the police scanner in the early going .
        Cops were scared shitless and had no training on how to deal with this unknown Chinese virus.
        They were seeing the same conjured up bs news reels with the mobile crematoriums etc…like the rest of us.

        One thing I noticed right away…the cops refused to wear mask.
        Our Sheriff almost immediately said he would not enforce mask mandates.
        If anybody can sniff out a scam it’s a cop.
        They deal with scammers on a daily basis.
        The scam wreaked then and it wreaks now.

        Nonetheless they were terrorized like the rest of us for a while and for that somebody needs to pay.

        YOU HEAR THAT CNN?

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