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One in three young women felt depressed this summer, statistics reveal

One in three young women felt depressed this summer, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

Despite coronavirus restrictions easing on July 19, 32 per cent of women aged 16 to 29 and a fifth of men of the same age reported symptoms of depression between July 21 and August 15.

The proportion for all adults was 17 per cent – unchanged since March. 

The data covers 13,774 adults questioned for Opinions and Lifestyle Survey.

One in three young women felt depressed this summer, the Office for National Statistics has revealed (stock image)

One in three young women felt depressed this summer, the Office for National Statistics has revealed (stock image)

One in three young women felt depressed this summer, the Office for National Statistics has revealed (stock image)

The ONS said depression peaked in the early 2021 lockdown at 21 per cent.

Prior to the pandemic, only one in ten adults had depression.

Tim Vizard, head of the ONS policy evidence and analysis team, said: ‘Today’s data shows that while there has been a fall in the proportion of adults experiencing some form of depression, levels are still above where they were pre-pandemic.

‘Younger adults, women and disabled people are more likely to experience some form of depression, along with the unemployed and those unable to afford an unexpected expense.’

Despite coronavirus restrictions easing on July 19, 32 per cent of women aged 16 to 29 and a fifth of men of the same age reported symptoms of depression between July 21 and August 15 (stock image)

Despite coronavirus restrictions easing on July 19, 32 per cent of women aged 16 to 29 and a fifth of men of the same age reported symptoms of depression between July 21 and August 15 (stock image)

Despite coronavirus restrictions easing on July 19, 32 per cent of women aged 16 to 29 and a fifth of men of the same age reported symptoms of depression between July 21 and August 15 (stock image)

Source: Daily Mail

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