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Spike in anxiety and depression following UK lockdown announcement, study reveals

2 monthes ago   |   By Press and Journal

The number of people reporting significant levels of depression and anxiety spiked following the Prime Minister's lockdown announcement last week, a new study into mental health has revealed.
Research by Sheffield University and Ulster University has shown there was a sharp increase following the decision by Boris Johnson on March 23 to restrict movement and shut down non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants.
A team of experts, led by Professor Richard Bentall, at Sheffield University, carried out a psychological survey of 2,000 people across the UK between Monday March 23 and Friday...
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Expert reaction to report on reported depressive and anxiety symptoms after COVID-19 lockdown measures in UK

Expert reaction to report on reported depressive and anxiety symptoms after COVID-19 lockdown measures in UK

2 monthes ago   |   By Science Media Centre

A report, released by the University of Sheffield , has looked at reported depressive and anxiety symptoms after COVID-19 lockdown measures in UK.
Dr Andreas Reif, Head of Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University, said:
“This is of limited use. It is a self-reported cross sectional study without proper assessment. So what we see is “depressive symptoms”, or worrying, but this is not “depression” - depression usually does not come over night.
“What we really need are thorough epidemiological studies on depression and suicide over time, that also include...
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