In wake of COVID-19 and home quarantine, symptoms of anxiety and depression are weighing down many adults in Bangladesh

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Harvard Pop Center research assistant Enryka Christopher is an author of a study published in International Journal of Environmental Health Research that finds that one-third of surveyed home-quarantined adults were suffering from symptoms of anxiety, while over one-half were experiencing symptoms of depression.

“These findings warrant the consideration of easily accessible low-intensity mental health interventions during and beyond this pandemic.”

Authors: Md. Hasan Al Banna, Abu Sayeed, Satyajit Kundu, Enryka Christopher, M. Tasdik Hasan, Musammet Rasheda Begum, Tapos Kormoker, Shekh Tanjina Islam Dola, Md. Mehedi Hassan, Sukanta Chowdhury and Md Shafiqul Islam Khan