Accepted Fact: Anxiety significantly increased among American population - South Arkansas Sun

Increased anxiety and depression appear to have been overstated in Americans

The conventional expectation was that depression and mental distress would dramatically increase as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

However, the data on which those conclusions were based might have problems, and so we wanted to see if these results would be verified

In order to get an early indication about how the pandemic was affecting people, a number of research groups conducted online surveys

It appears that there have been, at most, modest increase in the numbers of people suffering from anxiety and depression

Census Bureau documentation states clearly that it is hazardous to compare HPS results with those in earlier benchmark government surveys

It may be problematic to jump to conclusions that seem intuitive and obvious, which may or may not necessarily be correct

More modest results could still mask large increases in mental health problems among key populations

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