Mental Health Problems among U.S. adults dropped over the first half of 2021, as Americans received COVID-19 vaccine shots and state lockdowns and other restrictions were lifted. The study conducted by CDC stated the increase and decrease of the symptoms related to Mental Health Problems.
According to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Tuesday, increases and decreases in the frequency of reported symptoms at the state and national levels mirrored the weekly number of new COVID-19 cases during the same period.
CDC found that levels reported in June remained high compared with National Health Interview Survey estimates from 2019. The frequency of symptoms increased after August of 2020, peeking from December of last year to January 2021.The study monitored the collected from the 19 biweekly surveys from August 2020 to June 2021, with breaks over December 22, 2020, through January 5, 2021, and March 30 to April 13, 2021.
Researchers analyzed more than 1.5 million responses for all 19 waves to obtain the results. The average frequency of anxiety symptoms increased by 13% from August 2020 to December 2020 and decreased by 26.8% from December 2020 to June 2021. The level of Depression severity rose by 14.8% from August 2020 to December 2020 and decreased by almost a quarter from December 2020 to June 2021.