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“All my worrying has become justified”: What it’s like having health anxiety during a pandemic

I had to acknowledge that while usually my earlier worries may have been irrational, this time there was a real, present and quite pertinent danger

By Helen Whitehouse  

At the start of the pandemic there was a meme going round on social media saying people with anxiety are best prepared because they’ve already spent many months worrying. Back in February, when cases in the UK had just started to rise, I laughed…

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