Research shows there may be a link between COVID-19 and the symptoms of depression. Here’s why it happens.
Whether you’ve lost a loved one to COVID-19, experienced financial difficulties, or had a hard time adjusting to all the changes, the pandemic likely impacted you in some way. If you feel like you’re living with depression resulting from all of this, you’re not alone.
Between 2020 and 2021, diagnoses of anxiety and depressive disorders jumped from 36% to 41%Trusted Source, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
But are these symptoms of depression a result of external factors only, or is depression a residual effect of the disease? So far, the research is pointing toward both.