Frontline workers 52% more likely to have depression
- 50.4% of respondents had symptoms of depression, 44.6% had symptoms of anxiety, 34.0% reported symptoms of insomnia, and 71.5% reported feelings of distress.
- “Nurses, women, frontline healthcare workers, and those working in Wuhan, China, reported more severe degrees of all measurements of mental health symptoms than other healthcare workers.”
- Frontline healthcare workers who directly engaged in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of COVID-19 patients had a higher risk of depression symptoms.
“Special interventions to promote mental well-being in healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19 need to be immediately implemented, with women, nurses, and frontline workers requiring particular attention.”