Depression cannot be identified by testing visual perception, since the observed differences are small and manifested specifically when comparing groups.
Conversations around mental health in the country have increased over the last few years, but the problem continues to grow especially in the younger population.
Sleep deficiency on the other hand alters neuro-cognitive process, and we may experience symptoms such as irritability, poor decision making, low problem-solving skills.
The study suggests that life satisfaction is a valuable target for policymakers to consider when enhancing physical, psychological and behavioural health outcomes.
Depression is a mental health disorder and much more than just 'low mood'- it is also the continued feeling of hopelessness over weeks combined with lack of sleep and appetite.
The study indicates that women are more likely to experience psychological distress than men.
The study found that before the pandemic, lonely people would report an average of two symptoms of depression for at least several days over the previous last two weeks.
The results of the study demonstrated that discriminatory experiences can potentially cause mental health problems regardless of the genetic constitution of the individual.
Being outdoors, particularly in green spaces, can improve mental health by promoting a more positive body image, and lowering levels of depression and anxiety.
The pandemic is likely to aggravate existing inequalities in society, push people for greater sustainability and demand new ways to survive, and thrive in the coming times.