Depression in COVID & Coping with it


This pandemic had a major effect on our body systems causing muscle and joint pain, stress, anxiety, depression, flu, cough, and fever. Many individuals are facing problems that can cause strong emotional reactions in children and adults and can be overwhelming and stressed. Public health actions like wearing masks and social distancing are very important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But this action results in making people feel lonely and isolated which causes depression (CDC,2021).

Why is depression more common in Covid?

The COVID-19 and resulting isolation or quarantine are having a detrimental effect on almost every aspect of the life and well-being of everyone. Depression is a health risk that the COVID-19 presents or introduces by disastrous loss of life it has causes, along with the uncertain future, lack of access to preferences or favorite activities, and social isolation. All of these things are taxing for everyone (Klein et al.,2020). These problems may be more challenging for those patients who experience psychological conditions. A recent Chinese study explores the psychological effects of COVID-19, nearly 37 percent of the patient’s complainants reported psychological problems like depression due to the disease. Some people may also be experience symptoms of depression, who were not clinically depressed before the COVID-19 (Klein et al.,2020).

What are the effects of depression?

Treatment of depression is very important because it can cause:

How to prevent or treat depression at home?

Learning the healthy ways to cope with depression will make people themselves, and the people they care about, and those around them become more strong and able to recover from a difficult condition. For this reason, there are some healthy ways that help to prevent or treat depression at home (CDC,2020). These ways are described here.