Do Pre-existing Anxiety-Related and Mood Disorders Differentially Impact COVID-19 Stress Responses and Coping?
People with pre-existing mental health conditions may be more susceptible to stressors associated with COVID-19 relative to the general population; however, no studies have assessed whether susceptibility differs between classes of mental health disorders. We assessed COVID-19-related stress, self-isolation stressors, and coping in those with a primary anxiety-related disorder diagnosis, a primary mood disorder diagnosis, and no mental health disorder.
Gordon J.G. Asmundson, Michelle M. Paluszek, Caeleigh A. Landry, Geoffrey S. Rachor, Dean McKay, Steven Taylor, Do pre-existing anxiety-related and mood disorders differentially impact COVID-19 stress responses and coping?, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Volume 74, 2020, 102271, ISSN 0887-6185, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102271.