Managing Depression, During COVID-19

The office for National Statistics reports on a recent survey of over 3,500 adults in the UK, with more than 1 person in 10 (12.9% to be exact) stating they developed moderate to severe depression symptoms during the Covid-19 pandemic. Figures for the period July 2019 to March 2020 (just before the pandemic took flight) show that 9.7% of British adults were reporting moderate to severe depression symptoms in that time. But, in June 2020 alone, the figure jumped to 19.2% - in other words, almost doubling in magnitude! Depression is not simply feeling down or unhappy – we all feel like that from time to time. Low mood is but one aspect of depression. When a person is depressed, he or she w

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