It may not come as a surprise, but the COVID pandemic has created a spike in anxiety and depression in the U.S.—tripling symptoms, according to new studies. This is especially true among certain groups of people, including low-income people, young adults, and people of Asian descent. These increases are higher than for other traumatic events, such as 9/11, and are at least in part related to increased media consumption.

Learn more in this short article from the Scientific American: “The Surprising Mental Toll of COVID — The rise in depression and anxiety is even worse than expected, especially among young adults”