Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Pandemic ‘shielding’ led to two-fold increase in depressive symptoms in older people

25 April 2022

Older people who were shielding throughout the pandemic were nearly twice as likely to experience depressive symptoms compared to those who were not, even after accounting for loneliness and having fewer social contacts, according to researchers from UCL, including Dr Di Gessa.

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