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Covid-19: “The mental health of the French has significantly deteriorated”, according to Olivier Véran

The Minister of Health Olivier Véran affirmed, Thursday, that “the mental health of the French[était] significantly degraded between the end of September and the beginning of November “. The Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon, spoke on Tuesday of” a significant increase in depressive states “. The Minister of Health began his press briefing on Thursday 19 November weekly by evoking the psychological situation of the French linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The mental health of the French deteriorated significantly between the end of September and the beginning of November”, declared Olivier Véran. “A consequent increase in depressive syndromes” a has been observed in recent weeks, “for all socio-demographic profiles,” continued the minister. “It is even more marked for people declaring a difficult financial situation, but also for 18-24 year olds and, finally, for people who already have a psychiatric history. “>> Lonely and fragile in the face of the coronavirus (1/3):” Do not forget those who take care of the invisible “Olivier Véran confirms props bone that had already held Tuesday the Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon, who evoked “a significant increase in depressive states”. “The psychological impact of the epidemic, of the confinement is real”, continued the Minister of Health, who also spoke of a “significant increase in anxiety states” in France “since the end of August”. Olivier Véran recalled that “the constraints imposed” on the French with confinement “are not trivial and are not without consequences “. He specified that “at no time has the government neglected this (psychological) dimension of the health crisis.”