Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in two longitudinal UK population cohorts

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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Grant number: C19-IUC-277

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  • Disease

  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Bristol
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Indirect health impacts

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  • Vulnerable Population

    WomenVulnerable populations unspecified

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Researchers from the University of Bristol used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children and Generation Scotland to Evidence to find out how mental health has changed from pre-pandemic levels to during the COVID-19 pandemic and whether there are groups at greater risk of poorer mental health during the pandemic? there was evidence that anxiety and lower wellbeing but not depression, had increased in COVID-19. The percentage of individuals with probable anxiety disorder was almost double during COVID-19. Depression and anxiety were greater in younger populations, women, those with pre-existing mental and physical health conditions, those living alone and in socio-economic adversity.