‘They don’t choose to have OCD’: why Covid-19 is hell for Hongkongers with obsessive compulsive disorder

Nearly everything about the coronavirus pandemic seems tailor-made to increase the anxiety of Hongkongers living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).From washing their hands dozens of times a day, to locking themselves in their homes to avoid human contact, to relentless worrying about vaccine side effects, Covid-19 has exacerbated a mental health condition Hong Kong therapists have watched steadily grow during the city’s two-year battle with the virus.Minal Mahtani, founder of the non…

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