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One-fifth Australians report increase in depression amid pandemic: study – Xinhua | – Xinhua



CANBERRA, May 10 (Xinhua) — One in five Australians reported an increase in mental distress at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, a study has found.
Researchers from Australian National University (ANU) surveyed 1,296 Australians on a fortnightly basis between the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020 until mid-June.
In a study published on Monday, they revealed that one in five participants reported an increased level of depression in the midst of restrictions.
“Younger age,…

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