Pandemic depression persists among older adults: Study

Pandemic depression persists among older adults: Study

Pandemic depression persists among older adults: Study The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community, with those who are lonely faring far worse, according to new research from McMaster University. The study was published in the journal Nature Aging. Using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national team of researchers found that 43 per cent of adults aged 50 or older experienced moderate or high levels of depressive symptoms at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that increased over time. Loneliness was the most significant predictor of worsening depressive symptoms, with other pandemic-related stressors, such as family conflict, also increasing the odds. ALSO READ: Why nightmares are more common in winters The research was …
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