Depression and anxiety declined in the first half of 2021 but remained high, the C.D.C. reports.

The arrival of vaccines and declining Covid-19 cases in the first half of 2021 coincided with an easing of symptoms of anxiety and depression across the United States, according to survey data released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But symptoms remained much more common in June 2021, the end of the survey period, than before […]

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The Pandemic Happiness Gap

For all its challenges to mental health, this year of the plague also put psychological science to the test, and in particular one of its most consoling truths: that age and emotional well-being tend to increase together, as a rule, even as mental acuity and physical health taper off. The finding itself is solid. Compared with young adults, people aged […]

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Beyond Biden: How Close Is Too Close?

On Thursday afternoon, former vice president and potential presidential candidate Joe Biden released a video in which he discussed the importance of personal space. “Social norms have begun to change,” he said. “They’ve shifted, and boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset — and I get it.” Mr. Biden was responding to allegations by two women that he made […]

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