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COVID-19 worry may develop into clinical anxiety


April 23, 2020

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety. In fact, some normal worrying has actually shifted to clinical anxiety.

“For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. For the one in five Tennesseans who already have mental health conditions, we need to take personal, professional, and policy measures now to address these real symptoms and conditions,” said Tom Starling, CEO of Mental Health America of the MidSouth (MHA).

Individuals in isolation should heed this advice:

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