At the end of the eighth month of the total invasion, Russia recorded an increase in the number of complaints about depression; It began after September 21, when mobilization was announced in Russia.
source: RBK Russian news agency, citing Russian psychological centers
details: After September 21, the day partial mobilization was announced in the country, sociologists reported an increase in the level of anxiety among Russians. The psychological assistance centers interviewed confirmed that the number of complaints had increased compared to February, when the mass invasion began.
By summer, the number of those complaining of stress had dropped to an annual low.
Experts note that there was no significant increase in the number of appeals after the start of the mass invasion.
One psychological center said that for the first two weeks, they received questions about “what to do” and “how to deal with anxiety,” but after that the number of requests dropped significantly.
background: In September, before the announced mobilization, 70% of Russians remain supported Russia’s war against Ukraine.
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