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Commentary: Patients with anxiety are faring fairly well but they may be avoiding underlining causes

Daily Pilot, May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020
Jessica L. Borelli, an associate professor of psychological science at UC Irvine, writes, “How do these principles translate to the era of COVID-19 social distancing? Scores of people are huddled inside, doing what’s in the interest of the public good, but unfortunately, for some, it might be at the expense of their mental health. When we start to open up our state, removing social distancing, I am bracing myself for the distress floodgates to open. For this is when the big reveal will occur, and we will witness the separation of anxiety-related avoidance from government-prescribed social distancing.”