HealthDay Reports: Lockdown Got You Down? Experts Offer Tips to De-Stress
Experts share effective coping strategies for those who are feeling stressed during lockdown.
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Though the physical health risks posed by COVID-19 are at the top of everyone's mind, experts warn the pandemic is also exacting a massive toll on mental health.
So finds new research emerging on the mental health effects in China, where infection peaks and lockdowns have preceded the American experience by several months.
For example, one recent study in the journal Psychiatry Research surveyed more than 7,200 Chinese men and women during the country's February lockdown. More than a third were found to be suffering from COVID-related "generalized anxiety disorder," while about a fifth struggled with signs of depression. Just over 18% reported sleeping difficulties.