COVID -19 was made responsible for millions of deaths worldwide, but that’s not the only loss the pandemic has done to humanity. The Lancet Regional Health-Americas published a study report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s mental health. The study has highlighted, the pandemic not just increased the rate of depression but the rise in number of cases is worse compared to other traumatic events like; weather, terror attack, or earlier pandemics.
During this study, the author of the investigation by the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) used the data collected on depression before and after the pandemic to compare the study. Participants filled a survey form to determine if they were suffering from any depression or not. In 2021, the survey showed that 32.8% of respondents had depression symptoms in 2021, which was 27.8% in 2020.