In a recent survey, more than 60% of young adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder.
Anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts are skyrocketing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study suggests.
The study, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that young adults were particularly prone to these increases.
The study researchers analyzed information from more than 5,400 U.S. adults ages 18 and older who completed an online survey in late June.
The percentage of Americans reporting symptoms of anxiety disorder increased about threefold and the percentage reporting symptoms of depressive disorderincreased about fourfold, compared with levels seen in a survey conducted around the same period in 2019, the study found.