[International Journal of Infectious Diseases] Mental health crisis under COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, China

International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 15 September 2020

Sheng Zhi Zhao, Janet Yuen Ha Wong, Tzu Tsun Luk, Abraham Ka Chung Wai, Tai Hing Lam, Man Ping Wang



  • Compared with 2016 and 2017, the population stress level, prevalence of anxiety and the depression symptoms drastically increased during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Older and less educated respondents tended to have deteriorated mental health outcomes.
  • Public mental health interventions are urgently needed particularly for the vulnerable groups.

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