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COVID-19: How can I manage my anxiety and take care of my mental health?

We’ve all been talking a lot about how to protect our physical health in the COVID-19 pandemic. But this anxiety-provoking new reality can also take an enormous toll on our mental health. Dr. Brian Goldman talks with psychiatrist Dr. Peter Selby to get a dose of helpful guidance and insight.
Amid the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, people turn to both healthy and less-healthy behaviours to cope. This week on The Dose, psychiatrist Dr. Peter Selby joins host Dr. Brian Goldman to provide some guidance on managing our anxiety and staying mentally healthy. (Dawna Dingwall /CBC)
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The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked many questions about how to protect our physical health and keep the most vulnerable people in our communities as safe as possible from infection. But this anxiety-provoking new reality can also take an enormous toll on our mental health -- and can be especially hard on people with underlying psychiatric conditions. 

This week on The Dose, Dr. Peter Selby, chief of medicine for the Psychiatry Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), joins host Dr. Brian Goldman to talk about how we can manage our anxiety and stay mentally healthy through this unprecedented time. 

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