Dr. Francesc Artigas, I.P. of the Systems Neuropharmacology Group at the Barcelona Institute of Biomedical Research (CSIC) -IDIBAPS-CIBERSAM, published this weekend an informative article in the "The Conversation" newsletter.

The large number of deaths caused by COVID-19, as well as the exceptional circumstances of isolation in which they have occurred, suggest a great impact on the mental health of the population, especially in cases of anxiety and depression.

The article, entitled “How to cope with the increase in post-COVID-19 depression”, reports on the socio-economic impact of the disease, also addressing the possible causes of Major Depressive Disorder and updating the recently developed new treatment strategies.