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A 25-year-old male asked:

Covid 19 has increased my fear of death exponentially, been looking online but i cant really find tips on how to deal with this immense anxiety. ive been struggling to breathe and my body has been quite shakey. i dont know what to do/what to feel.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Dear Stressed,: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care.
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