Anxiety: All knots tied to Covid now

CHENNAI: The days of dismissing cold, cough and/or sneeze as normal is a thing of the past. Mental health experts feel that staying home and being constantly exposed to Covid-related news is making people anxious.

Govind Raj (33), who normally has a smoker’s cough hit the panic button after Covid-19 wave swept across Chennai. “Although the cough subsided, my family asked me to take a test and thankfully it was negative. However, thoughts of having underlying symptoms related to Covid forced me to see a doctor and even reassurances by him did not help with the anxiety,” says Govind. Govind underwent a full body check-up after consulting another doctor.

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