Recent studies indicate an increase in the percentage of adults who reported clinically relevant symptoms of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDC reported significant increases in symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders among adults aged 18 years or older during August 19, 2020 - February 1, 2021, with the largest increases among adults aged 18-29 years and among those with less than a high school education.
Jia, H., et al. (2021). National and State Trends in Anxiety and Depression Severity Scores Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, 2020-2021. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 70(40): 1427-1432. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7040e3.htm?s_cid=mm7040e3_w