COVID-19 Impact on America’s Mental Health

Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

Almost half of Americans are anxious about contracting COVID-19, suggests a new American Psychiatric Association poll. More results at-a-glance here.

“The stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic can and is having an effect on people’s physical and mental health,” said American Psychiatric Association (APA) President Bruce Schwartz, MD, in a press release regarding a new national APA-sponsored poll on the mental health impact of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The poll was conducted online in a nationally representative sample of 1004 US adults between March 18-19, 2020. Scroll through the slideshow below to find out the results of the poll.