The spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 is leading to another problem for some: anxiety. Caleb Adler is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and says all the news about the virus and the disease can lead to feelings of helplessness and confusion.
He says to deal with that, educate yourself. "Learning about the risks, learning about what perhaps isn't risky, and learning about what we can do to minimize risk to ourselves and to our loved ones so that we can have a sense of greater control. That can go a long way towards alleviating much of that anxiety." Read the complete story on WVXU.
Kate Chard, also a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at UC and director of trauma and recovery at the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, says technology could help people cope with the overwhelming feelings they may be experiencing during this pandemic.
She notes, during an interview aired on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition, that there is currently a shift in society for extroverts, who now are now acknowledging how difficult it may be for introverts to navigate a largely extraverted society.
"We just have to find a new normal," she says.