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Jul 9, 2022

Millennial mental health toll spikes during COVID

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

There has been a spike in severe psychological distress in young Australian adults under 35, according to new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU).

The study—which tracked 3,155 Australians—is the first-of-its-kind to compare mental health data before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Young Australians aged 18 to 24 and those aged 25 to 34 are significantly worse off in terms of mental health than those who are older,” Associate Professor Ben Edwards, from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, said.

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