University of California: LGBTQ+ youth face increased anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic

University of California: LGBTQ+ youth face increased anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic. “While a life-altering pandemic has caused a substantial uptick in anxiety and depression symptoms among adults and children alike, LGBTQ+ youth have turned to peers in anonymous online discussion forums for support. New research from the University of California, Davis, suggests these LGBTQ+ teenagers — who already experience disproportionate levels of psychological adversity — exhibited increased anxiety on the popular r/LGBTeens subreddit throughout 2020 and the start of 2021.”

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