Alarming Rates of Depression in HK Residents

Posted by Ed 41 days ago
Hong Kong is in the grip of an alarming rise in the number of young people struggling with emotional distress and suicidal thoughts during the coronavirus pandemic, sparked by school closures, feelings of isolation, family arguments, and uncertainty over the future, local charities have warned.
A survey by the University of Hong Kong in August found about 75 per cent of city residents were showing up signs of moderate to severe depression following the social unrest and amid the pandemic.
Young people were suffering significantly more from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive symptoms. 

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