According to a recent survey conducted in Denmark, while women were the ones the hardest hit mentally by the first lockdown, men are the ones being most impacted by the second lockdowns.
But despite the shift, overall women are still the ones who have experienced the most mental stress because of the lockdowns being instituted by governments around the world because of COVID.
Study Finds reports:
AARHUS, Denmark — The last 12 months have been tough for everyone, regardless of gender. That being said, a new study out of Denmark finds that while women initially showed greater signs of mental distress during the first round of Spring 2020 lockdowns, it’s now men facing the most mental health challenges during COVID’s “second wave.”
“We see that men’s psychological well-being is lower in the November-December measurement than it was during the spring lockdown, while the trend has gone in the opposite direction for women,” says study author Søren Dinesen Østergaard, professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine and affiliated with the Department of Affective Disorders at Aarhus University Hospital, in a media release.c […]
The team used the World Health Organization’s well-being index, consisting of five items, for the study. During normal times, that scale usually helps doctors determine if a patient should receive treatment for depression. The process is simple; a patient answers the five questions and those responses are graded to produce a score between 0 and 100. The higher the score the better, with any score below 50 being a likely sign of depression.