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(WND News Center) — A new analysis finds an astonishing 42% of young people who are considered part of Generation Z are struggling with a mental health condition that was identified largely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the early months of mitigation measures that included lockdowns, beginning in March 2020, many of the conditions began to manifest, according to researchers with the Indiana-based data management company Harmony Healthcare IT, reported Study Finds.
The diagnoses included anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Generation Z is regarded by researchers as people born from the mid to late 1990s to the early 2010s.
The survey found about three-quarters, all under the age of 25, said the pandemic negatively impacted their mental health. Many spoke of loneliness, and 85% said they were worried about the future in general. One in five are seeing a therapist and 57% take regular medication to address their mental issues.
Top concerns were personal finances, the economy, the environment and Americans growing political divide.
The survey also found that 90% believe their generation is not set up for success, and 75% believe they are at a disadvantage compared to previous generations, the Baby Boomers and Gen X.
Reprinted with permission from the WND News Center.