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Anxiety and depression are associated with medical care avoidance during the pandemic

Anxiety and depression are associated with medical care avoidance during the pandemic

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been empirical and anecdotal reports of declines in both emergency and ambulatory medical visits. However, little research has been conducted to identify why these declines have occurred. New research now shows a strong association between mental health symptoms and medical care avoidance.

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