Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress can be consequences of psychological distress during public health crises
Between 2002 and 2003, a coronavirus caused panic in the world and almost 800 deaths from SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). But the damage did not stop there: four years later, 42% of the survivors had developed a mental disorder.
Most of them (54.5%) had post-traumatic stress disorder, and 39% had depression, according to a study published in 2014 in the specialized journal East Asian Arch Psychiatry.
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