Ängstlichkeit, Depressivität, psychische Belastung und Körperbeschwerden vor und nach der Covid-19-Pandemie in einer deutschen Längsschnittstudie bei Erwachsenen aus Sachsen

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Objective The objective of the study was to investigate whether psychological distress increased in a German community sample from Saxony during the course of the Corona pandemic. Methods In 2017/2018 and 2022, N = 289 participants (54.7 % female) of the Saxon Longitudinal Study were interviewed about their psychological well-being using questionnaires (PHQ-4, SSS-8). Results There is a significant increase in complaints (anxiety, depression, psychological distress, physical complaints) compared to 2017/2018 to 2022 with effect sizes in the small and medium range (Cohens d = 0.26-0.62). Conclusion Data collection was not due to the pandemic but was routine as part of an ongoing long-term study. The Covid- 19 pandemic led to an increase in psychological distress and physical complaints in a Saxonian, age-homogeneous population sample.

Translated title of the contribution
Anxiety, Depression, Psychological Strain and Physical Complaints before and after the Covid-19 Pandemic in a German Longitudinal Study with Adults from Saxony


Original languageGerman
JournalPsychiatrische Praxis
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2023

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Scopus 85177577343
Mendeley baacd130-c360-363f-a6dd-83c1504fd68d


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  • anxiety, corona, depression, physical complaints, saxon longitudinal study, anxiety, corona, depression, physical complaints, saxon longitudinal study