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Lockdown Anxiety and Technology

  • The new virus has forced the entire world in an unprecedented lockdown.
  • In these times of a looming unknown future, existential fear and separation from friends and family, millions are resorting to online help to deal with their anxieties. 
  • Demand for apps for managing stress has skyrocketed, with many App makers making their premium content free.
  • There are changes in regulation and relaxation of the constraints that earlier made it impossible to meet digitally with a mental health doctor. 
  • Telehealth and online mental health services are seeing a transition due to a large spike in counseling requests.

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