During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, 40% of adults in the U.S. reported struggling with poor mental health and/or substance abuse.
Most of these reports mentioned feelings of depression and anxiety. We believe that one of the biggest factors in this depression spike is social isolation due to quarantine.
Of course, the coronavirus isn’t the only reason that you may experience self-isolation. No matter the cause, isolating yourself can have seriously detrimental effects on your mental health.
There are many causes of social isolation besides the Coronavirus pandemic. There are also ways that the coronavirus can continue to cause isolation, even in people who are vaccinated and living relatively normal lives.
Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if you have depression or not. This mood disorder can look slightly different for everyone.
However, there are a few telltale signs of depression that you can look out for:
So, why does self-isolation cause depression? Is there a scientific basis for this relationship?
Let’s break down the different parts of your life that can be affected by loneliness, and how they relate to your risk of depression:
Let’s talk about some of the best ways to treat depression. There is always help for your low mood.
If social isolation is making you feel down, there’s always hope. Don’t be afraid to reach out for professional help in troubled times.
Reach out to us if you need help recovering from feelings of depression and self-isolation.
Our dedicated psychiatrists and TMS practitioners will do everything they can to help you get back on track and feel happy again.