Mental health impacts may outlast pandemic, study finds

Those who already struggle with anxiety, depression or other mental illness are most likely to suffer the mental health consequences of the pandemic. … University of California, Irvine psychology professor Roxane Cohen Silver said, certain people seem to be more susceptible. “We’ve found in studies that we’ve done over the last 10 years or so that individuals who are anxious seek out media, and the media makes them more anxious, which leads them to seek out more media,” she said. “It’s a vicious cycle that people have difficulty extricating themselves from.”