Feeling extra anxious these days? Study of online traffic says you're not alone

A new study conducted by a UC San Diego research team has found that anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a surge in people seeking help for panic attacks over the past few months.The study by the university’s Center for Data Driven Health at the Qualcomm Institute was published Aug. 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine and shows that Internet searches about panic attacks were 11% higher than would be expected over 58 days, beginning with President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national health emergency on March 13.Research team leader John Ayers said the spike was an all-time high for s...


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