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Study: Rise in depression, stress linked to COVID-19 pandemic and media exposure

Inquisitr, Sept. 19, 2020

September 19, 2020

Study: Rise in depression, stress linked to COVID-19 pandemic and media exposure

According to a new study from the University of California, Irvine the rising levels of depression, stress and anxiety in the United States are directly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and exposure to media coverage of the virus. Published on September 18 in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances, the illuminating study was authored by E. Alison Holman, Rebecca R. Thompson, Dana Rose Garfin and Roxane Cohen Silver.