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Early empirical study on COVID-19 related depression and anxiety gives reason for optimism

The pandemic is having profound effects on mental health for people around the world. One of the first longitudinal studies to assess COVID-19 related stressors and mental health symptoms led by Autumn Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development [at Vanderbilt University], shows that many people will recover as the situation improves. A preprint of the article, “Exposure to COVID-19 Pandemic Stress: Associations with Depression and Anxiety in Emerging Adults in the U.S.” was published online on June 29 in PsyArXiv.