As scientists, medical professionals, and the government respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans in most states are being advised to stay at home, keep a distance of at least 6’ from others when they are out in public, and remain vigilant with hand-hygiene and other protocols.

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Dr. Phil says that one way we can all combat anxiety and depression during this, or any period of extended isolation, is to find a purpose.

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“The whole idea is to maintain order in your life and get back to that routine,” he says, adding, “We’re not helpless in this. You do have the ability to control how this impacts your life.”

How do you know you’re making good decisions during the COVID-19 crisis? Watch the video above to find out. Then, tune in to Wednesday’s Dr. Phil interviews guests from across the U.S. and China about the biggest fears and challenges they’re facing during the pandemic.

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 Information regarding the evolving coronavirus pandemic changes daily, as those studying and responding to the disease acquire more data. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) website at

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