Anxiety, depression, isolation… how pandemic affected mental health – Times of India

When Dr Rajani Jagtap’s husband died soon after he was infected with Covid, the 53-year-old was caught in a downward spiral of loneliness and despair. “I ate Maggi for a week. I just could not get myself to cook,” she recalls. Her sons could not fly to Mumbai to be with her and as a Covid patient herself, she could not meet or connect with anyone physically.