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Philadelphians Experienced Increased Anxiety and Depression During First Wave of COVID-19, Drexel Study Suggests

February 5, 2021

Igor Burstyn, PhD, an associate professor, and Tran Huynh, PhD, an assistant professor, both at the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Feb. 5 Philadelphia Inquirer story about their research finding that Philadelphians experienced increased anxiety and depression during the first wave of COVID-19.

Researchers found that respondents who worked in fields that were most directly affected by the pandemic and the resulting lockdown — such as health care, entertainment, and personal services — experienced more symptoms of anxiety and depression than those in other professions.

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