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Depression in British adults doubles during coronavirus crisis

Study shows almost 20% experienced depression, with female, younger and disabled adults most affected

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The number of adults in Great Britain experiencing depression has doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Almost one in five (19.2%) of the 3,500 participants in the survey experienced depression in June, almost double the 9.7% of the group who had symptoms of depression in the nine months to March.

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