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Isolation During Pandemic a Trigger for Depression

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(HealthDay News) — The isolation of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic could trigger depression, British researchers say.“When we are down we tend to choose to do things that cheer us up, and when we are up we may take on activities that will tend to bring us down.

However, in our current situation with COVID-19, lockdowns and social isolation, our choice of activity is very limited,” said study co-author Guy Goodwin, a professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Oxford.Goodwin and his colleagues looked at more than 58,000 people in low-, middle- and high-income countries and compared those with low mood or a history of depression to those with high mood.

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