The mental health and sleep of almost one in five adult adults has deteriorated since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, according to a study. It has been found that more than one in four is more anxious or anxious than before the Covid-19 era, according to the National Healthy Aging Survey. The survey, conducted by the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan in the United States, included more than 2,000 adults between the ages of 50 and 80. Participants were interviewed in late January, when vaccination was just opened for the elderly. Older adults felt more depressed or hopeless (28%), nervous or anxious (34%) and stressed (44%). Nearly 64 percent have also experienced sleep problems or falling asleep at least once.
“As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, when most adults are vaccinated, it is important to provide adequate access to mental health screening and care to detect and overcome the possible consequences of this long period of stress,” said Lauren Gerlach. , a geriatric psychiatrist in Michigan Medicine.
“This is especially important for those who may have more difficult access to mental health care, including those with lower incomes and poorer physical health,” Gerlach added.
Nearly 71 percent also said they would not hesitate to see a mental health professional in the future, and 13 percent said they had talked to their primary care provider about new mental health care since the beginning of the pandemic.
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