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Stress, anxiety and depression levels soar under UK Covid-19 restrictions

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Researchers say mental health levels may worsen as infections rise and lockdowns are imposed

Restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus in the UK has driven stress, anxiety and depression far above normal levels and may do again in coming months if widespread lockdowns are re-imposed, researchers say.

A major study into the mental health impact of the pandemic found that in the early stages of lockdown 57% of those who took part reported symptoms of anxiety, with 64% recording common signs of depression.

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