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Anxiety

Feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood. We have the experts who can help diagnose and treat anxiety concerns.

October

Community Education
Mankato, MN In Person

The stress, uncertainty and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increasing mental health concerns. Patrick Bigaouette, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System psychiatrist, will discuss tips and tricks to manage anxiety, depression and isolation, as well as ways to maintain good mental health.

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