Study associates anxiety, depression with reduced ability to adapt to change

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A study used decision-making experiments that link anxiety and depression with difficulty adapting to altering environments. The study's researchers used a process called bifactor analysis, where they discovered symptoms that were unique to anxiety, unique to depression and common to both anxiety and depression.

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds and conditions remain uncertain, a study suggests that individuals who show symptoms of anxiety and depression have a reduced ability to adapt to changing environments.
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