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Incidence Of Depression Doubled Among Young Adult College Students During COVID-19 Emergency

During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency in the United Kingdom, the incidence of clinical depression more than doubled among first- and second-year undergraduate psychology students. The students also reported a decreased sense of well-being compared to the year prior. The incidence of clinical depression increased from about 15% in the fall of 2019 to over 30% during May and June of 2020. The increase in depression symptoms was correlated with a rise in anxiety symptoms highly correlated …

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