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1 in 5 Healthcare Workers Reports Mental Health Conditions

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Key Takeaways

  • Globally, among healthcare workers, there has been a high prevalence of depression, anxiety, and PTSD during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In a pooled analysis, the prevalence of mild depression was 21.7%, anxiety was 22.1%, and PTSD was 21.5%.
  • For depression and anxiety, pooled prevalence estimates were highest in studies conducted in the Middle East (34.6% and 28.9%, respectively).

HealthDay News–Globally, among healthcare workers, there has been a high prevalence of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a review published in PLOS ONE.

Yufei Li, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify studies on the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and PTSD in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (December 2019 to August 2020).

The researchers identified 65 studies involving 97,333 health care workers across 21 countries. In a pooled analysis, the prevalence of mild depression was 21.7%, anxiety was 22.1%, and PTSD was 21.5%. For depression and anxiety, pooled prevalence estimates were highest in studies conducted in the Middle East (34.6% and 28.9%, respectively).

“Health care workers are at risk of common mental disorders, and the results of this review should inform action in policy and practice, to support the psychological well-being of health care workers,” the authors write.

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