Scientists from the University of Southern California have come to the surprising conclusion that coronavirus vaccinations act as antidepressants. They reduce the risk of anxiety and depression.
According to American scientists, vaccination against COVID-19 reduces the symptoms of anxiety disorders and depression by almost 30%. This is due to fears of positive PCR tests in humans and the impact of social isolation. Previously, it was proved that endless quarantines and bans on leaving the house provoke depressive disorders. And vaccinations to some extent allow you to remove some of the existing restrictions.
The authors of the study noticed a reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression in people with a lower level of education who are forced to rent homes, cannot work remotely and have children who need to be constantly cared for. Vaccination against coronavirus protects them from some psychological fears, which reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders. It is these people who are most often afraid that they will get infected with the coronavirus, and this will negatively affect their financial situation and jeopardize the well-being of the whole family.
The World Health Organization believes that due to depression and anxiety disorders, the world economy loses one trillion every year – this is due to the loss of labor productivity. For many companies, it is much more profitable to spend money on supporting the mental health of employees than to pay them sick leave later.