Study shows treating patients with COVID-19 is taking a toll on health care workers' mental health
A new study from China suggests that taking care of COVID-19 patients is taking a toll on the mental health of Chinese health care workers.
Researchers surveyed over 1,200 Chinese health care workers from 34 hospitals who had treated patients that tested positive for COVID-19.
Nearly half of the health care workers reported symptoms of depression, and 45% experienced anxiety. Additionally, 25 of the health care workers tested said they were suffering from mental distress.
The scientists say interventions promoting mental well-being in health care workers exposed to the virus need to be implemented immediately.