No one can stay socially isolated forever without it affecting their well-being. But, in this pandemic, people are forced to stay at home as much as possible and limit their physical interactions with people — other family members, office colleagues, friends, etc. As such, a lot many people have begun to show signs of mental health issues, which is believed to be a natural outcome of complete isolation.
But now, a new study — published in the American Journal of Psychiatry — has thrown some light on the habits and behavioural patterns of people, which may have aggravated any existing mental illnesses, including depression. This information could be extremely relevant amid the ongoing pandemic.