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Is lock down one of the reason for increase the depression rate?

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We do not have experts on Covid 19 Anav Sharma 

I don't have any valuable thoughts on how to decrease it at this time.  Perhaps my members do.  But IMHO I do 

think lockdown is a reason it increased Covid-19.

I think it maybe one of the many reasons for increasing other disabilities as well.  Perhaps our members have other ideas?

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Yeah I agree of course the numbers increase when we're all forced to stay at home around each other.  We make each other sick.  Science says being outside in the open air distanced from each other helps but maybe their thoughts are the only thing worse than telling people they have to stay home is telling them they have to stay outside away from the home.  Imagine the reactions if they told people they can't go inside their home.

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I would say so for most, especially for people who are used to socializing and being active. Being at home for them is only enjoyable for a few days but is depressing in the long run.

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Depression is as unique as every individual.  Generalizations are general.

 

Personally, I do not feel the need to ever eat in a restaurant again.  Take out is good enough (and cheaper)  Movie theaters where there are less than 10 other people I don't know....that's about 5 more than I like.  And if I time it right, I can do that now.

Sure, for extroverts, lock downs drive them crazy after a while.  They should learn from this though.  Adapt to other forms of communications.  (I am seeing a lot of folks that are used to pushing their will via face-to-face or direct conversation trying to bully the same way in other areas, and failing.  But, that's a good thing overall.  Frustrating for them, but it was not right when they could do it)

When this started, a friend at my local group support said "those that have a mental illness are better prepared for this" And it's true for the most part.  We build coping skills.  We know we have to manage life like this.  It's "the normals" that might be doing this for the first time that have a harder time adjusting.

Now, sure, after 9 months, some things are getting a little old.  And with winter almost here (norther hemisphere), I will be more challenged to manage my mental health more than the summer months.

There is "situational depression" like you puppy died or such.  Being sad for a while is normal.  Then there is mental illness of depression.  A person previously not diagnosed with a mental illness might adapt to this pandemic ok.  Or, not.  Or, their mental illness might just be more obvious.  Hey, maybe enough other people start having enough problems where the governments of the world finally understand and commit to proper mental illness laws/support/funding etc and everything gets better for everyone!

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I think isolation contributes to an overall increase in depression, and I don't know if isolation is the most contributing factor. Other factors that can contribute to depression during Covid: 

Feeling a loss of control over one's life and the future we imagined. Loss of entertainment like sports, movies, music, performances and many other activities we enjoy. Many have lost their jobs and many have lost loved ones to Covid. We grieve for loss of life but also loss of livelihood and control. And a sense of what's normal. 

Grief is not the same as depression, similar symptoms and I think many people don't realize they're mourning the loss of something. 

I've been attending support groups online, I enrolled in grad school, gotten deeply interested in music and podcasts and I'm spending time doing creative activities. Some days when I feel too anxious or depressed to do much I call a friend or watch a lot of movies. 

I hope everyone remains well and continues coping best they can. 

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 TRIGGERING FOR SUI and abuse

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es very much so here in the uk there is nothing set up to help people with there mental health , its a year for us and this is the 3rd  lockdown for the uk ( 2nd  where i live  scotland) and me myself av had enough , i cant cope anymore with it , and the thing is  that this time there a vaccne  that seems to be working  but am worried  we will get everything back to normal and then another spike like christmas time last year here and if i see my friends and then cant see them again it will make me unwell  for others who have worse mental health than me  they are in the mental hosptial because either they cant cope or they have ended there life  that happen to a friend of mine at the start of all this last year  there saying here that there are children as young as 8 with mental health issues here and there is cvery little they can do because there so young  you have to be a teen before they even think of helping them

Me myself i have Borderline Personality Disorder and it gives me mood swings  but for the last few weeks av gone deeper and deeper into depression 

1 because what happened  with my friend

2 because i lost my dad to su  10 years ago

3 because of this time of year with easter etc and other trauma

4. because i have BPD i have abadonment issues  and i have in the past been abadoned by people like my bio dad walking away when i was a child then coming back evry ten year they going away again  , my sister leaving home and  the trauma i had ways getting worse , having no friends at school and because i had a lot of people die or move away with out telling me and there gone  , my partner i keep asking if he going to leave me because i am scared he will but he said he wouldnt  and because of lockdown i cant see my friend  and my 18 year old niece and  she is the only family member i have anything to do with

5. my mother was very abustive to me as a child and adult  4 years ago we stopped contact as she was making my mental health worse  she was gaslighting me

 

 

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