Should You Consider Taking Meds for Depression During COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has many more people feeling severe symptoms of depression and anxiety. Seeking help right away can help you manage these symptoms and help you recover faster. Getty Images

 

  • Mental health prescriptions have increased exponentially since the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Traumatic events cause a similar chemical reaction in the brain as experienced by those with chronic hormonal imbalances.
  • Treating depression and anxiety early can result in a quicker recovery and potentially reduce the risk of experiencing a similar episode in the future.

Depression, anxiety, and insomnia are on the rise, with a recent report finding that prescriptions for the treatment of these conditions increased 25.4 percent between Feb. 16 and March 15.

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