What to do if you are experiencing depression during the pandemic

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to research, depression can impact one out of every six of us at some point in our lives.

Since the onset of COVID-19, there are many who are experiencing symptoms and need help. 

The combination of social isolation, anxiety and a loss of income have led to increased rates of depression. 

Many are reaching out, but if you are suffering from these feelings, talk to your physician or other health care provider as they can give you helpful tips, a necessary conversation or much greater therapeutic treatment if needed.