Psychological stress and stressors in vaccinated and unvaccinated people

The latest survey of the Swiss Corona Stress Study launched by the University of Basel shows that psychological stress remains high during the pandemic. However there are significant differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals with regard to stressors, especially with regard to the stress caused by the measures and the fear of the health consequences of Covid-19. Among vaccinated parents of children aged 4-11 years, the fear of their children becoming infected is much higher than among unvaccinated parents. The proportion of respondents with severe depressive symptoms is 19%, with vaccinal status not playing a significant role. Those most affected by severe depressive symptoms are those who had suffered financial loss, those whith a psychiatric history and young people. For the youngest age group (14-24 years), school pressure is the most important stressor.

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