As Covid’s second wave and its uncertainties about the future spread across the country, their impact on mental health and productivity has begun to decline. There is a significant increase in anxiety, loneliness, depression and depression. The complexity of mental health has increased, both for people who have experienced it and for those who have not. As well as uncertainty about the future there is controversy over a person’s mental health. People are often left wondering if what they are experiencing is depression, the type to be treated, or whether the person’s condition should be accepted as a general response, given the seriousness of the condition. Depression, characterized by the usual triad (negative views of you, the world and the future) were easy to see in pre-Covid times.
The challenge with conditions such as anxiety and depression has been that few people reach a level where they understand their situation, and are able to differentiate their status from their health.
Whenever we experience a change in our attitude, our tendency is to look around and see why we feel that way. And then one of the two things that usually happens. The first is that we can see the cause, and then we end up explaining everything we feel about the cause, which often comes in the form of knowing the need for treatment. Depending on how stressful life is, most people fall into this category as they believe they can find the cause of their depression. So when someone is under pressure from work, they will fix how they feel based on work stress, tell themselves that as the (external) situation improves, they will feel better and nothing can be done until then.
The second group of people are those who, without their best efforts, are unable to identify anything in their lives that they can handle in the way they feel. The group is struggling to accept that they can be depressed, as they feel that there is nothing to be ashamed of! Both groups have no problem finding others close to them to confirm their conclusion.
Depression and anxiety are, in fact, medical conditions that can be prevented by stress or depression. The classification of outdated depression that divided into chronic (uncommon) depression no longer works in fashion these days because it was felt that in both cases, the clinical and treatment aspects were not very different.
Unfortunately, even when diagnosed and diagnosed, the prediction of people with depression is always fluctuating. Treatment is often poorly understood, and adherence is often inconsistent. Most people have a reaction to treatment, but they go on living without realizing that they have not fully recovered. For a long time people who were partially treated and those around them said that their partial response was just what they were.
There are fears that are easy to deal with, and are sometimes discussed with professionals e.g. are medications needed or can treatment alone work? What are the long-term side effects of the medication? And then there are the complex questions that are rarely discussed with professionals such as those around ownership – Is this me, or my depression? Should I try to cope with life without treatment? Will the treatment change the way I think and feel, so it can make me a different person?
Communicating openly about all worries with a professional can help. Relying on evaluating common objectives and related resources can improve treatment outcomes. Gaining a better understanding of pre-working standards and efficiency can make the picture clearer. But nothing can make as much a difference as understanding accurately what depression is, without incorporating it into external events, and knowing that given limited power to change the external environment, improving one’s ability to cope is the shortest way to deal with it.