Under the emergency declaration, the survey said that nearly 20% of Japanese people are in a state of depression
China News Service, January 27. According to Kyodo News, Japan’s Tokushima University Associate Professor Tetsuya Yamamoto’s team released the results of an online survey on the 26th, saying that during the spring of 2020 due to the spread of the new crown epidemic, during the emergency declaration, 18% of the respondents were in a state of depression requiring treatment, and 48% said they felt mental stress.
p > According to reports, the results of this online survey were implemented for about 11,000 people. The survey results show that although the implementation of “relaxed movement restrictions” that rely on themselves to avoid going out, people still bear a heavy burden.
The survey was carried out from May 11 to 12, 2020, after the emergency declaration was issued. The survey was conducted with residents of 7 prefectures in the metropolitan area and the Kansai area, where the number of infected people was high. In the 9 questions tested for depression, 18% of respondents were considered depressed. In 2013, in other studies conducted in Japan, the figure was 8%.
In addition, six questions including “Have you ever felt despair” were used to test the mental stress within one month of the declaration. The results showed that 12% of people were under severe stress and 37% were mild to mild to Moderate. In 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare surveyed 27% of people with stress.
The team analyzes the reasons that affect the degree of stress, including loneliness, anxiety and insomnia related to the new crown epidemic, and poor progress in work and study. Particularly stressed are medical staff, young people under 39, and people with a history of mental illness. The team pointed out that “it is necessary to have meticulous support to suit everyone’s situation”.