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By David Pan
Beacon reporter 

Coronavirus impacts people dealing with mental health issues

Series: Coronavirus | Story 47

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 10:59am

Dr. Scott Alpert

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic seems to have taken over every aspect of daily life.

Even those dealing with such serious issues as depression, anxiety and substance abuse bring up the coronavirus during therapy sessions, said Dr. Scott Alpert, director of Basic Steps Mental Health.

"I would say that 80 percent of the people are talking about it," he said.

Even the way Alpert interacts with his patients has been affected by the coronavirus.

Alpert, a doctor of clinical psychology, conducts most of his appointments with his patients either on the phone or in virtual sessions on the computer...

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