2020 December

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07 Dec: How to Beat Back Depression During COVID-19

By Dr. Will Henson A recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry examined over 100 factors related to depression that people could change or modify in their lives to help minimize the impact of depression. The results would be interesting even under normal circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic makes the findings especially salient since we know that during times of societal upheaval, depression rates increase. So what did the study find? First: the most important thing people can do to combat depression is to maintain strong social connections. Social connectedness is essential in preventing and combating depression. While it’s harder than ever to maintain during the pandemic, it’s also more important than ever. Regular phone calls with friends…