Feeling sad, anxious, lonely due to pandemic crisis? You’re not alone, national surveys say
June 3, 2020
By Julie Washington
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The psychological burden of the coronavirus pandemic has left large numbers of Americans feeling anxious, depressed and fearful, according to an ongoing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
A third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression, according to the survey, which asked questions normally used to screen patients for mental health problems. Nearly 24 percent of respondents reported symptoms of major depression and 30 percent showed symptoms of anxiety disorder.