Many people are experiencing increased symptoms of anxiety and depression since the isolation and social distancing rules have been put into effect. Symptoms of anxiety and panic can often include difficulty breathing and other respiratory symptoms, which can mimic symptoms of the virus. Thankfully, the folks at Baton Rouge General hospital put out an article on how to tell the difference between anxiety-related shortness of breath and COVID-19 symptoms. Check it out here.
Anxiety can range greatly in severity and therapy can provide relief for the whole spectrum; in fact, many therapists are now offering telehealth or video chat therapy sessions right from the comfort of your home. If you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety or any other emotional distress, please know that providers are standing by to assist, all you need to do is call. April is National Counseling Awareness Month and spreading awareness is critical to helping reduce stigma so people can access the support they need to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Spread hope.