People under 30 are loneliest during coronavirus lockdown: Study

New Delhi: Latest reports said people under 30 were found to be the loneliest during the pandemic and the lockdowns.

The researchers from the University of Copenhagen said the highest levels of loneliness and anxiety were reported in people under 30 years of age.

The study said the data was taken from 200,000 citizens across Europe. The pandemic and the lockdowns have had an alarming effect on the mental health of people, the study added.

Assistant Professor Tibor V. Varga from Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, said the highest levels of loneliness were observed amongst young people and persons with preexisting mental health illness.

The research project ‘Standing together – at a distance‘ continuously collects the assembled data from June 2020 until now. The lockdown has a negative impact on anxiety.

 

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