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Anhedonia: A New Mood That's Manifested Since Pandemic Lockdowns

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I have been staring at my laptop screen for 21 minutes now. It’s the fourth time today I’ve picked it up and stared into the glow, tapping my fingers along the keyboard.

Usually flowery and flourishing, words spill out the end of my fingers but now there is a tap and nothing more. There is a foggy sphere where my brain used to be and this trouble is not just my own.

As we are released from lockdown another mood has manifested: anhedonia. Anhedonia is the inability to feel pleasure. It is a common symptom of depression and other psychiatric illness but a symptom that now clouds over post-pandemic spirits.

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