Vaccination against COVID-19 reduces depression and anxiety — Study says

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Vaccination against COVID-19 reduces depression and anxiety — Study says

Vaccination against COVID-19 may help alleviate the risk for anxiety and depression in addition to protecting against serious illness from coronavirus infection according to new research.

A new paper from the University of Southern California and the RAND Corporation showed that scientists estimate that COVID-19 vaccination reduces anxiety and depression symptoms by nearly 30 percent.

They said the fear of testing positive among frontline workers and social isolation has taken an emotional toll.

The researchers noted larger reductions in anxiety or depression symptoms among individuals with lower education levels, who rent their homes, who are not able to work remotely, and who have children in their household.

“We estimate that COVID-19 vaccination reduces anxiety and depression symptoms by nearly 30 percent,” they concluded. Fear of testing positive among frontline workers and social isolation has taken an emotional toll on millions of people.

The researchers noted larger reductions in anxiety or depression symptoms among individuals with lower education levels, who rent their homes, who are not able to work remotely, and who have children in their household.

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