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Nationwide, an increasing number of health care workers are experiencing mental health symptoms related to the trauma of caring for COVID-19 patients.

By Christine Vestal

Stateline

Brittany Bankhead-­Kendall, 34, was a newly minted surgeon when the COVID-19 pandemic began. At first, like thousands of other health care professionals, she worked tirelessly in crisis mode.

But by last fall, she was experiencing random and repeated physiological symptoms, including a racing heart and dimmed vision. She diagnosed herself as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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