Covid anxiety syndrome: the symptoms and how to treat it

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Research shows that the syndrome is especially common among younger people and women. Photo: Getty Images


(Julia O’Driscoll/ The Week) — The easing of lockdown measures and rollout of vaccines is generating widespread relief but for people battling Covid-related anxiety, the health crisis is far from over.

The pandemic has “triggered a surge in health anxiety”, with increasing reports of what is commonly referred to as “coronaphobia”, The Washington Post reports.

And with feelings of isolation and insecurity increasing the emotional toll taken on young people, in particular, experts are warning that Covid anxiety may have lasting mental health effects even after everyday life resumes. (…)

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