Too often, people who are experiencing atypical depression begin to think that it is just a part of their lives that they will need to learn to deal with. They may even internalize features of the disorder such as fear of rejection as personality traits rather than characteristics of a mental health condition.
While much of the conversation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has centered around how to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from contracting the disease, negative impacts to mental health as a result of the disease are also becoming an important topic of conversation.
Depression is the most common mental health condition in the world, with 322 million individuals worldwide dealing with depression, and 15.7 million of those individuals being in the United States, making up for almost 7% of the U.S.’s adult population. With numbers this high, it’s likely that you or someone you know has suffered from depression.
If you’ve ever had difficulty concentrating on something important, thinking clearly, or remembering a certain event or important item, you have experienced brain fog. Brain fog happens to the best of us after a sleepless night or during periods of exhaustion. So, what is brain fog and how do you get rid of it?