Since March 2020, Public Health France has launched the CoviPrev survey in order to follow the evolution of the mental health of the French.
And the results are not encouraging: 19% of them now suffer from a depressive state, a high figure (+ 9 points compared to the level outside the pandemic), and therefore worrying.
Stress, depression, insomnia… Many of us have experienced one or another of these manifestations of discomfort over the past fifteen months.
Could this be a sign of depression?
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According to Christine Mirabel-Sarron, psychiatrist and author of
La Dépression, How to Get Out
(Odile Jacob), a single criterion is not enough to make a diagnosis.
It is the association of four symptoms that characterize the depressive state, which occur at the same time for at least 15 days: a sudden change in habits (we no longer recognize ourselves), a change in mood (we are sad even if we don't show it), attention disorders (we have trouble memorizing, speaking) and
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