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How Depression Can Lead to a Loss in Focus

How Depression Can Lead to a Loss in Focus

Around the world, 5% of adult sufferers from depression.[1] It’s more than a statistic; it’s a reality for many, and it’s closer to home than most of us might think.

When you hear the word depression, you may think of deep sadness or despair. But what you might overlook is how it’s tied to something as seemingly mundane as the inability to focus.

Inability to concentrate might not be a symptom of depression. But the two are much more connected than it seems.

Depression is a spectrum. It’s not just the extreme cases where someone can’t get out of bed. It’s not black and white. Many people with depression still manage to perform their daily duties. They go to work, they cook meals, but they’re not at their best. They are miserable, but they get by. This is where the link with focus comes into play.

During a depressive episode, a person doesn’t merely feel sad or irritable; they feel a loss of pleasure or interest in their usual activities. It’s not a fleeting mood; it’s something that sticks around, lasting most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks. This lingering mood can lead to a variety of symptoms, including…

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