8 Jun 2022

Covid-19: Study finds lockdowns had negative effects for people with mood disorders

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 8 June 2022

An international study which looked at the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns on people who are bi-polar or suffer depression has found 80-percent reported negative effects.

Researchers believe disruptions to people's circadian rhythm when out of their normal routine could be the cause.

Otago University's Head of Psychological Medicine and lead author of the New Zealand part of the study Professor Richard Porter spoke to Corin Dann.