Social media messages in China reveal insights into the mental health effects of the coronavirus pandemic

After the declaration of COVID-19, the Chinese population showed an increase in anxiety and depression and a decrease in happiness and life satisfaction. This finding comes from a report that analyzed user messages from China’s social media platform, Weibo. The report was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.Evidence from the aftermath of the SARS epidemic in 2003 suggests that the uncertain and evolving nature of a coronavirus outbreak can lead to emotional and cognitive consequences, triggering stress and anxiety in the public. Researchers highli...


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