What Should You Do?
Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people have been experiencing coronavirus depression. What is it exactly? Coronavirus depression is the increase in depression that many are experiencing due to the reality of the pandemic. With regulations like quarantines and social distancing in place to slow the spread of the virus, normal life has changed for many. Symptoms of depression during COVID-19 might include fatigue, the inability to focus, unusual feelings of sadness or irritability, lack of interest in things that used to bring you joy, and isolation, among others.
WHY IS CORONAVIRUS DEPRESSION HAPPENING?
With many jobs moving to a work-from-home format and social distancing regulations in place, many are experiencing increased isolation. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and coronavirus depression, especially for those who depend wholly on people they don’t live with for social interaction.
Close Proximity in Unhealthy Relationships
Those who live with someone who negatively impacts their emotional or physical health are more likely to experience coronavirus depression. This is especially true for those feeling trapped in physically or emotionally abusive relationships. The constant close proximity with an abuser understandably has a harmful effect on a person’s mental health.
High levels of stress are being felt across all communities as COVID-19 has an impact on our lives. If the pandemic has had an impact on your job, shaken your financial security, complicated your relationships, or negatively affected any other aspect of your life, you’re likely experiencing increased levels of stress. This stress can lead to coronavirus depression.