The Double Pandemic: Covid-19 and depression

Covid-19 killed 211,000 people nationwide as of Oct. 7, 2020, as reported by The New York Times. Amidst the pandemic, rates of depression have tripled, according to a recent ABC’s Good Morning America. Rise in depression rates

Psychotherapist and owner of Psy-che in Royal Oak, Michigan, Chelsea Peraino-Smoots confirms the spike in depression. “The majority of my patients that (who) have been diagnosed with depressive disorders have experienced drastic exacerbations in symptoms, since the pandemic (anxiety disorders as well),” Peraino-Smoots said.