With the lifting of restrictions, the mental health of the French is improving

The improvement in the mental health of the French coincides with the lifting of some restrictions and the reopening of all shops, cultural institutions and terraces of cafes and restaurants.

c’It is a reassuring study, more than a year after the start of the health crisis. Public Health reported a slight improvement in the mental health of the French in mid-May, with a “significant decrease” in the proportion of the population experiencing depression for the first time since autumn. FranceThis Friday, June 4th.

19% of those questioned declared a state of depression, according to the survey conducted by the Health Authority between May 17 and 19, compared to 22% during the previous wave of this study, which was conducted from April 21 to 23, which is a strictly restrictive period. Measures such as travel restrictions and school and business closures have been put in place.

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This decrease coincides with the phase of lifting these restrictions, on May 19, with the reopening of all shops, cultural institutions and terraces of cafes and restaurants. However, the French public health authority said: “This is still higher than what we observed before the pandemic.” The proportion of French people who provoke depressive episodes, which was around 19% during the first confinement, fell to less than 11% during the summer of 2020, before rising again from October to reach a record high of 22.7% in February.

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