Americans facing anxiety in different ways during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 2:46 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 21:16:22-04

With the economy reopening, some people feel sad about staying home, or guilty when they go out.

"This is anxiety manifesting in a different way," said Dr. Anna Settle. She's worried more people will be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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"I think we're going to see a lot of PTSD coming from not seeing loved ones," she said, "but also parents trying to care for children, and people being unable to work, and all the trickle-down effects."

A lot of people feel fatigued, anxious, or depressed during this time. The good news is, many mental health experts are available to help.

"For telehealth too, they are also utilizing virtual reality," said Dr. Settle. "Rather than it being just a face to face conversation, it could actually feel like you're in the room."