COVID-19 Pandemic Triggers Increased Use of Antidepressants

With financial experts predicting the COVID-19 pandemic response will result in an economic crash worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s, it’s no wonder that depression and suicide statistics are ticking upward.

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, between March 25 and March 30, 45% of respondents said the pandemic has disrupted their lives “a lot,” with women (49%) being disproportionally affected than men (40%); 27% say their lives have been impacted to “some” degree.

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