More than 1 in every 8 of us develops post-traumatic stress syndrome as the result of the CoVid pandemic. Australian researchers at Finders University studied 1040 participants in 5 Western countries by tabulating the results of their online survey responses.
The questions covered personal exposure to CoVid, exposure to media stories, a list of 20 stress symptoms, and a 5 item well-being index. Besides PTSD, 53% of respondents had depression, 37% had significant stress, and 32% had anxiety.
Traumatic stress symptoms arise from anticipated as well as experienced events. PTSD symptoms were as significant in those who anticipated CoVid infection and job loss as in those who actually had them.
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