A global study of the escalation of substance use and its association with mental health symptoms during the early wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary 

The COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic impact were associated with widespread anxiety, depression, and psychological distress which may increase addictive behaviors.
An increase in substance use and other addictive behaviors was reported during previous disasters such as terrorist incidents, natural disasters, and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, and then expected during COVID-19 pandemic.

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A global study of the escalation of substance use and its association with mental health symptoms during the early wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic

multilingual
Date: 
1 June 2021  (approximate)
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Access: 
Open access
Publisher: 
University of Minnesota Medical School
Geographical scope: 
World
Authors: 
Ben Salah, A; DeAngelis, B N; Alam, S; Bongard, S; Johnson, R; Kuzmina, S; Leufen, L; Levenstein, S; Li, B; Morales, D; Olmos, M; Solomon, R J; al'Absi, M
Document language: 
English
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