The COVID-19 pandemic has naturally raised anxiety in many of us, but it may have ignited new anxieties for some. The excessive consumption of news and fixation on our health and that of those around us could lead to an anxiety disorder known as Cyberchondria.
Cyberchondria is a digital compulsive syndrome and means excessive checking the internet for medical of health related information with the following features:
If this sounds like you here’s some tips to try and keep this activity at bay.
If you are finding things difficult and need to talk, LawCare can help. We provide emotional support to all legal professionals, support staff and their families. You can call our confidential helpline on 0800 279 6888, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or access webchat and other resources on own homepage.
Sophie Jane Miller, LawCare volunteer and Mindfulness Teacher, Green Door Clinic
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