Everyone experiences stress from time to time, and it is normal to experience a range of emotions, including fear, anxiety, and grief. However, long-term stress can impact your health. The added uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is also stressful for many people.
People who suffer from anxiety disorders may also be experiencing a heightened level of anxiety. For those who suffer from an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time if not treated.
Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, discussed coping techniques on how to maintain your mental health during the pandemic and when to get professional help.
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