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YORK, Pa. — It's no secret COVID-19 has changed the lives of Americans throughout this past year, however, it's also impacted the health of many as well, including mental health.
According to a CDC report, in the early months of the pandemic, the percentage of adults with symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders increased by more than 30 to 40%.
Dr. Marie Kellett, a family physician at Family First Health said this is partly due to the anxiety the pandemic has caused.
"They spend so much time worrying and being anxious, that even somebody without anxiety is now anxious, and so anybody with anxiety or depression — it's just magnified," Kellett said.
Jenny Englerth, president and CEO of Family First Health explained the added difficulties is what has also impacted young people during this …