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PsychByte: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Anxiety and Depression

Joseph Lee Twitdy, Graduate Student Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, there were and still are drastic changes to individuals’ routines and lifestyles. Global studies illustrate that individuals have experienced increased rates of psychopathology and mental health concerns. According to Dozois and Mental Health Research Canada (2020), rates of individuals endorsing depression nearly doubled throughout the pandemic. By March of 2020, samples of individuals endorsing symptomology consistent with depression increased from 9% to 28% (Ettman et al., 2020; Landi et al., 2020; Özdin & Bayrak Özdin, 2020)....