Food insecurity is contributing to depressive symptomatology amid America’s coronavirus crisis
Empty shelves at GFF Foods in Moore, Oklahoma (Photo: Mike Pyle)

New research indicates there were elevated levels of fear and food insecurity during the early stages of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States, which in turn were associated with heightened risks of depressive symptoms. The findings have been published in Depression & Anxiety.“My work has generally been focused on the intersection between health and place,” said study author Kevin M. Fitzpatrick (@kmfitzpat), a professor and Bernice Jones chair in Community at the University of Arkansas.“The motivation for this particular study came from both that general interest, as well as a s...


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