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One in three young women felt depressed this summer, statistics reveal

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One in three young women felt depressed this summer despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions, statistics show

  • One in three young women felt depressed this summer, new statistics show
  • 13,774 adults were surveyed by ONS for the opinion and lifestyle survey
  • Lockdown restrictions eased on July 19, but 32 percent of women aged 16 to 29 felt depressed between July 21 and August 15










One in three young women felt depressed this summer, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

Despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions on July 19, 32 percent of women ages 16 to 29 and a fifth of men of the same age reported symptoms of depression between July 21 and August 15.

The proportion for all adults was 17 percent – unchanged since March.

The data covers 13,774 adults surveyed for an opinion and lifestyle survey.

One in three young women felt depressed this summer, the Office for National Statistics has revealed (stock image)

The ONS said the depression peaked at 21 percent in early 2021.

Prior to the pandemic, only one in ten adults had depression.

Tim Vizard, head of the ONS policy evidence and analysis team, said: “Today’s data shows that while there has been a decline in the number of adults experiencing some form of depression, levels are still above pre-pandemic levels.” lies.

“Young adults, women and the disabled are more likely to experience some form of depression, as are the unemployed and those who cannot afford unexpected expenses.”

Despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions on July 19, 32 percent of women aged 16 to 29 and a fifth of men of the same age reported symptoms of depression between July 21 and August 15 (stock image)

Despite the easing of coronavirus restrictions on July 19, 32 percent of women aged 16 to 29 and a fifth of men of the same age reported symptoms of depression between July 21 and August 15 (stock image)

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