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Lockdown Lowdown is a segment on Tuesday's and Thursdays at 13.40 where EB Inglis brings in experts to chat about various topics that could help us during the national lockdown period.

In this episode of Lockdown Lowdown, EB tackles how the lockdown may affect those living with depression, and how they cope during this uncertain period.

He speaks with Dr David Rosenstein, a Clinical Psychologist based at the Vincent Pallotti Hospital.

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It's on the minds of many mental healthcare practitioners. One of our concerns is the isolation, you're looking at constrained movement, social isolation potentially...

- Dr David Rosenstein, Clinical Psychologist

There's something very important that we call behaviour activation where we look at the activity levels of an individual which have dropped off or often reduced because people with depression suffer from motivational difficulties.

- Dr David Rosenstein, Clinical Psychologist

What we try and ask individuals to do is look at their hobbies and interests and increase the level of activity. Not just physical activity but socialising online, reaching out.

- Dr David Rosenstein, Clinical Psychologist

If your motivational levels are low, energy levels are low, try not to get to lethargy. Lethargy is a bit of a vicious cycle. The more lethargic you feel, the lower your mood will be.

- Dr David Rosenstein, Clinical Psychologist

Listen below for EB Inglis' full interview with Dr David Rosenstein.

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