(CNN) - An Austrian study has found social distancing and remote learning have led to higher incidences of depression in high school students.
Researchers looked at about 3,000 students 14-to-20 years old who have been subjected to social distancing for almost a year and one semester of remote school in Austria.
More than half of them said they have had symptoms of depression and almost as many reported symptoms of anxiety.
About a quarter said they have had trouble sleeping, 60 percent reported eating issues and a shocking 40 percent reported suicidal ideation.
The researchers found the same symptoms also worsened with increased cell phone usage.
The study was published in the "Jama Pediatrics" Journal.