Today I had a conversation with Dr. Bonnie Zucker, a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, about managing health anxiety and panic attacks. This is a timely topic as many mental health professionals have seen a huge increase in patients presenting with anxiety because of the pandemic. Dr. Zucker discusses the phenomenology of panic attacks and health anxiety, and gives helpful suggestions on how people can address these issues and reduce their anxiety.
Currently, Dr. Zucker has a private practice in Los Angeles and trains other mental health clinicians in anxiety disorder treatment and prevention. She also writes articles on mental health for Psychology Today and for other outlets.