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August 31, 2022
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Having A Partner Better For Avoiding Loneliness In Pandemic Than Having Children

August 31, 2022 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Having a partner was more beneficial at avoiding loneliness during the first wave of COVID-19 than having children. Research published in the European Journal of Ageing found that whilst those without children and those without a partner were more likely to be lonely, those without a partner underwent a notable shift in their loneliness in the early stages of the pandemic. [More]

February 27, 2022
by Elizabeth Pratt

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High Levels Of Anxiety And Depression Among Disabled During Pandemic

February 27, 2022 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Those living with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing high levels of depression and anxiety. Researchers from Yale, Oregon State University, Olin College of Engineering, Hiram College and Macalester College found that there has been a significant increase in the number of people with disabilities living with depression since the start of the pandemic. [More]

December 16, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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US Suicide Rate Falls During Pandemic

December 16, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Despite global upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic, suicide rates in the United States fell during 2020. The downward trend in suicide rates mirrors what occurred in the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918-1920. But researchers are warning that challenges still remain in addressing the impacts of COVID-19 among disadvantaged communities. [More]

October 29, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Solo Apartment Dwellers Fared Worse Mentally In Pandemic

October 29, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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People who live in apartments may have experienced more mental health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic than their peers in the suburbs. Research from the University of Georgia found apartment dwellers, and in particular those who lived alone, had higher odds of experiencing mental health issues than people who lived in condos or standalone homes. [More]

October 14, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Excess Deaths Among Those With Mental Health Conditions And Intellectual Disabilities Rises During COVID-19

October 14, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Excess deaths among those with mental health conditions and intellectual disabilities has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. A UK study of more than 160 thousand patients found that deaths from COVID-19 among people with learning disabilities were nine times higher than among the general population during the first UK lockdown and were five times higher among those with eating disorders. [More]