Approximately 3.4 million internet searches associated with stress and anxiety were recorded in the United States during the peak months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was estimated by a study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine reflecting the great concern for mental health today. “Anxiety attacks are triggered by external stressors, socially contagious, and especially relevant during a pandemic,” states epidemiologist Benjamin Althouse, for Sinc, a science and health news agency.
According to the Office on Women’s Health, in the United States, anxiety disorders imply that the feeling of anxiety is excessive and interferes with daily activities. It includes symptoms such as anxious thoughts and beliefs, and other physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, weakness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
In short, the recommendation is to consult with a specialist and opt for therapy. But initially, to relieve immediate symptoms, you can try to relax with breathing and relaxation exercises, and seek help from people close to you.