Fear and anxiety over the novel coronavirus can be overwhelming and we are all dealing with it everyday. Along with social-distancing and isolation, feelings of loneliness can make it even worse.
Local psychologists are saying that anxiety and stress are “spiking” during the pandemic along with obsessive disorders.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website says that this fear around the outbreak can cause worry about family and loved ones along with the financial worry from a lost job. There can be disruptions in sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, changes in eating patterns, but the stress can make mental health conditions even worse.
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