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Jennifer Rapke, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at Upstate Medical University
Jennifer Rapke, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist at Upstate Medical University

Teen angst -- a problem in normal times -- may be heightened by pandemic

Upstate clinical psychologist Jennifer Rapke, PsyD, discusses that feeling of deep anxiety or dread known as angst, with a focus on adolescents. The COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest may be stimulating these anxious feelings in some people. She talks about some things that help to deal with the condition -- and when to seek professional help. Rapke notes a documentary film, "Angst," that has been used at Upstate and around the country to teach about and explore teen anxiety; click here and here for more information.
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