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COVID-19, Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

A new CDC report finds that U.S. adults reported experiencing increased anxiety and depression symptoms during August through December 2020 as new COVID-19 cases increased. Depression and anxiety symptoms decreased during the following months, at the same time that COVID-19 cases decreased, but remained higher than in 2019, the report finds. CDC has strategies to help cope with stress during COVID-19 and how to get help if you’re struggling. 

National and State Trends in Anxiety and Depression Severity Scores Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, 2020–2021

Learn more resources for support and about our research center at Louisiana Addiction Research Center.

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