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Ask a Therapist: Is This OCD, or Just Normal Anxiety About the pandemic?

Our Council of Experts are available each week to offer insight, guidance, and tips to answer your questions. Have a question for our therapists? Submit it to [email protected]Q: Ever since the pandemic started, and to this day, my husband seems to have developed an intense fear around getting COVID, and now he obsessively cleans everything. He Lysols our home almost daily, washes his hands constantly, and still refuses to take the subway or any public transit to work for fear of contracting COVID, even though the vaccine is here. Is this OCD, or just normal anxiety about the pandemic? If it’s OCD, how can I help him? — PeterHi Peter,I can tell this has really been on your mind, and I am sure you are concerned about your husband.

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