A new study has revealed a trend that many of us might have predicted: there is a direct correlation between high COVID-19 case numbers and reported anxiety and depression rates. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention survey data shows that depressive or anxious symptoms in Americans nearly exactly mirrors the trajectory of the US coronavirus curve. As of last June, depression rates were three to four times higher than the same time last year. These patterns have been recorded across the globe, including problems like substance abuse and alcohol consumption. Pandemic-related problems, such as unemployment and economy challenges, are also linked to impact mental health.