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7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

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7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

A psychologist explains how to get a grip on anxiety triggered by COVID-19.

MARCH 10, 2020

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues its global spread and the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases continues to increase, anxiety related to the outbreak is on the rise too.

As a psychologist, I am seeing this in my practice already. Although feeling anxiety in response to a threat is a normal human reaction, sustained high anxiety can undermine constructive responses to the crisis. People who already suffer from anxiety and related disorders are especially likely to have a hard time during the coronavirus crisis.

The following suggestions, based on psychological science, can help you deal with coronavirus anxiety.

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