Is Our Reaction to COVID Causing More Damage Than the Virus Itself?

Science with Dr. Doug

First, consider that 25% of young adults have seriously considered suicide in June of this year.

This virus is certainly not something to be taken lightly, but there is something to be said for the idea that our collective reaction to the virus may be more deadly than the virus itself.

A new report just published by the CDC, titled: “Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020”, clearly demonstrates a radical shift in the mental health of U.S. citizens since the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 5,470 participants in the analysis which took place in June of this year, the following troubling conclusions were made:

* 41% of people were assessed to have at least one adverse mental disorder.

* 31% had symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder.

* 26% of people were diagnosed with a Trauma and Stressor Related Disorder (TSRD)…

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