Is your coronavirus anxiety spinning out of control? Here’s how to handle it.

It’s also important for people who are prone to anxiety to manage their news consumption. It may be tempting to stay glued to the TV or the internet around the clock for the latest developments, but that can make anxiety worse. “Too much media exposure, we know, can heighten one’s anxiety,” said Alison Holman, associate professor in the school of nursing at the University of California, Irvine and expert in health psychology.