COVID’s Drain on Mental Health and the Struggle for New Moms

June 25, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, Health and Wellness

Last modified June 26, 2020

“[M]ass quarantine and social isolation lead to increased use of social media and other information-based websites, which in turn increases fear, stress, and the risk of fear-related disorders,” researchers said in a JAMA Psychiatry viewpoint this week.

And such unique pandemic-related stressors and isolation have proved particularly difficult for new moms, as more than 70% of pregnant and new moms reported anxiety and more than 40% reported experiencing depression during this difficult time.

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