Depression is a pervasive mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities, depression can be debilitating and disrupt every aspect of a person’s life.
Major depressive disorder is a pervasive mood disorder that’s got folks feeling down in the dumps worldwide. It’s also referred to as clinical depression or simply depression and lasts for a minimum of two weeks with symptoms of low mood or hopelessness.
Who would’ve thought a tiny virus could wreak havoc on our mental health? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a whopping 25% increase in global anxiety and depression.