Women may be more at risk of developing post traumatic stress in response to the outbreak.

A study in China found that symptoms associated with post traumatic stress were much higher in the population after the COVID-19 outbreak. They also found that women were more likely than men to show post traumatic stress symptoms and have difficulty sleeping.

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Editor’s notes

Author: Sian White
Reviewed by: Jane Wilbur,Bethany Caruso, Pryia Nath, Chelsea Huggett
Last updated: 11.5.2020

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