A new study finds people living with close family during COVID-19 pandemic have fared better than those living alone or with friends. The study focuses on mental health and asserts that, despite stressors such as school closures and cramped living spaces, it is still better to live with children or a romantic partner versus living alone.
The study comes from the journal Clinical Psychological Science and is co-authored by a University of Rochester researcher, reports News10 NBC. Researchers sampled 1,200 people in February 2020 and September 2020.
Those living with close family reported a quicker recovery time from bouts of anxiety and depression. It also found that people living with roommates, friends, or extended family report same mental health challenges as those living alone.
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