Is the Rise in Depression a Fallout of COVID-19 Lockdown?

By First Posted: Jul 30, 2020 Thu 9:16 PM
 
Is the Rise in Depression a Fallout of COVID-19 Lockdown?
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Abundant amounts of stress can lead to depression. With the current lockdown and lifestyles radically changing, we have seen that 43 per cent of Indians are currently inundated with depression and are learning to cope with it.

The last five months have been unexpected. The situation has taken a major toll on the mental health of citizens. With the series of lockdowns, anxiety, job cuts, health scares, and the overall volatile environment, stress levels are at an all-time high.

More than 59 per cent of the population said they had little pleasure in doing things these days, out of which 38 per cent have this feeling on a few days and 9 per cent feel so more than half of the days. Nearly 12 per cent felt this way almost every day in these times, a study said. It pointed out that more than 57 per cent of the respondents protested of feeling tired or having little energy through “at least some days in the last few weeks”.

At least more than 15 per cent have this feeling more than half of the days. This leads to some people sleeping too much while some others have trouble sleeping. At least 7 per cent of the population goes through this nearly every day while 33 per cent experience it on a few days. Feeling hopeless, on the other hand, was not so common among the respondents. Only 10 per cent of them said they felt “down and depressed” more than half of the days or nearly every day.

Well, this pandemic situation has actually ignited the anxiety levels amongst a lot of people. It is time that we keep our mindset clear and free from anxiety.

 

 
 
 
 
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