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As Idaho's COVID-19 Fight Continues, How Our Brains Are Coping With Stress

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The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll, not just on people’s physical health, but also their mental health.

For some people, long-term planning or routine tasks that were easier last year are now road blocks that are hard to get around. Others are suddenly overly focused on cleaning or washing their hands.

 

Boise State Public Radio reporter James Dawson spoke with Lily Brown, the director of University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety on how humanity is processing its newfound stress.

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.

 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

 

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I cover politics and a bit of everything else for Boise State Public Radio. Outside of public meetings, you can find me fly fishing, making cool things out of leather or watching the Seattle Mariners' latest rebuilding season. If you have a tip, please get in touch!
Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!