There’s a lot of stress and anxiety around coronavirus and this can have a big impact on mental health.
If you already struggle with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, you may be feeling overwhelmed and extremely scared.
There’s a lot we don’t yet know about coronavirus and this fear of the unknown can be paralysing if you already have anxiety. This can lead to total isolation, especially if you’re incredibly anxious, which can further damage your mental health.
And if you have OCD, the advice around handwashing can lead to excessive compulsions around hygiene.