Feeling Down This Year? You’re Not Alone
Many people have written off the year 2020 as a year of confusion if not chaos, with the COVID-19 public health emergency leading to economic disruption, job losses, and lockdowns at home for millions of Americans. If you have been one of those directly affected by these developments, maybe you have noticed that in some ways life isn’t the same anymore. You find yourself feeling irritable more often, less energetic, anxious. You’re having trouble concentrating like you used to, and you’re eating a lot more (or less) than you did last year. Something’s not right, you know that much. But how serious is it? It may be that you are suffering from depression.
COVID-19 Depression is Real
A recent study released by the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Network Open provides evidence supporting what many healthcare professionals have suspected for some time now: a link exists between the coronavirus pandemic and higher rates of depression among adult Americans. In fact, the study finds that symptoms of depression like the ones above are occurring at three times the rate they were before the appearance of the coronavirus. They are not, however, affecting everyone equally: the economically less fortunate are more apt to suffer. The study suggests that the less income and savings a person has, the more likely that individual will be susceptible to coronavirus-related depression. Other economic stressors, like losing a job or being unable to afford treatment, also increase the possibility of depression.
myguardiandoc Includes Mental Health Counseling Services
myguardiandoc offers two advantages over traditional mental health services, where you have to travel to the mental health professional’s office. First, myguardiandoc lets you have your consultation in your home, which is safer and potentially a less stressful environment that allows for a more open experience. Second, myguardiandoc mental health services are, like other myguardiandoc telemedicine services, less expensive to use than in-person consults. If you do not have health insurance or your insurance does not fully cover mental health services, having myguardiandoc could be the difference between seeing a health professional or not.
You Don’t Have to Live with Depression
Setting up a myguardiandoc account is simple and won’t add any more stress to your life. Or, if you want to know more about how we can help with your medical and mental health healthcare needs, reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.