Pandemic and Mental Health
Seven out of 10 Argentines say the Coronavirus pandemic is a major source of stress in their lives.
The Social Research Center (CIS) UADE Voices! conducted a new national public opinion study with the aim of understanding opinions, attitudes and perceptions of Argentines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on society in terms of health, with special focus on the psychological effects of the situation.
Some findings of the study:
- Between 30% and 40% of the population has had feelings of depression, loneliness and/or fear during the last week.
- The pandemic and the period of social isolation have led to sleep and appetite disorders. The consumption of tobacco, tranquilizers and alcohol has increased with respect to regular consumption.
- By replicating a series of mental health indicators that were measured by the CIS in 2015, all negative states show a higher prevalence than five years ago.