Journal article

Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, June 24-30, 2020

Mark E Czeisler, Rashon Lane, Emiko Petrosky, Joshua F Wiley, Aleta Christensen, Rashid Njai, Matthew D Weaver, Rebecca Robbins, Elise R Facer-Childs, Laura K Barger, Charles A Czeisler, Mark E Howard, Shantha MW Rajaratnam

MMWR : Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2020

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been associated with mental health challenges related to the morbidity and mortality caused by the disease and to mitigation activities, including the impact of physical distancing and stay-at-home orders.* Symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder increased considerably in the United States during April-June of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019 (1,2). To assess mental health, substance use, and suicidal ideation during the pandemic, representative panel surveys were conducted among adults aged ≥18 years across the United States during June 24-30, 2020. Overall, 40.9% of respondents reported at least one adverse mental..

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