Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) index generation, Generation Scotland, and parent generation were considered sources for collecting and analysing data.
ALSPAC index generation showed similar levels of depression comparing the situations before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, but individuals who were experiencing anxiety had doubled compared with the pre-COVID-19.
Anxiety and depression during the pandemic were more significant in Women, young individuals, those with pre-existing mental/physical health conditions and individuals in socioeconomic adversity, as highlighted in both the studies.
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