COVID-19 triggers dive in mental health

Since Australians report their mental health has worsened since the start of the pandemic, Dr Cathy Andronis suggests GPs should be screening for anxiety or depression

More than three quarters of a sample of Australians have reported their mental health has worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study shows.

Dr Cathy Andronis.
Dr Cathy Andronis.

To provide a snapshot of Australia’s mental health response, researchers surveyed more than 5000 adults at the height of the outbreak — late March and early April — when social distancing was being

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