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April 04, 2022 Monday 10:36:07 AM IST

Women Suffered Severe Mental Health Consequences During Lockdown

Increased rates of depression and anxiety were serious after-effects of lockdown, particularly among women in developing countries. Women, who were unmarried and those living in female-headed households experienced a larger decline in mental health, especially in India. Not having access to work and socialization were the key factors for the decline in mental health. Women who earned lower than men became more vulnerable. in rural areas, where food became a scarcity during the lockdown women suffered more. they had to reduce their intake to feed other members of the family which led to malnutrition and severe health consequences. this study was conducted by the University of California, San Diego