We know social support is good for mental health, especially during hard times. In a new study, researchers looked at specific types of social support during COVID-19. Thanks to All of Us, the researchers learned which types of social support protected against depression the most and which groups benefited the most.
Researchers studying All of Us data found that anxiety, depression, HIV diagnosis, and tobacco use disorder were more common in LGBTQIA+ participants than in non-LGBTQIA+ participants. Rates of other conditions varied among LGBTQIA+ groups. This study shows that All of Us data can help us learn more about LGBTQIA+ health and health inequities.
Researchers compared data from electronic health records and surveys to learn whether All of Us participants know they have glaucoma. The findings suggest a need for better efforts to educate people about their glaucoma diagnosis.