A professional health panel in the United States has recommended that all adults under 65 years of age are regularly screened for anxiety.
This suggestion comes in light of the reported ‘extraordinary increase’ in stress levels within the United States, which effects have also been seen all across Europe and even in Malta.
The screenings were suggested to attempt to prevent medical disorders going untreated or undetected for several years with clinical psychologist and professor Lori Pbert highlighting that the need for such an exercise is critical amid the United States’ mental health crisis.
A recent study conducted in Malta by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ shows how youths aged between 13 to 18 suffer from mental issues most following the pandemic.
Meanwhile, data collected in the third edition of the Employee Well-Being at the Workplace survey shows that work-related mental health issues shot up from 63% to 79% between 2021 and 2021, with 72% of employees never discussing such issues with their superiors.