RIVERWOODS, IL — These are stressful times for many due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lawrence Robbins is seeing a notable increase in headache and anxiety cases at his Riverwoods practice, the Robbins Headache Clinic.
“There is true [post-traumatic stress disorder] that some people have, like health care workers on the front lines,” Robbins told Patch. “We are all going through a traumatic time, and we’ve seen pre-existing anxiety get worse. We see people who have very little anxiety worried about their economic [situations] and health care. They’re also worried about their family and the country.”
Robbins, a longtime Deerfield resident who recently moved to Riverwoods, has had a practice in the area for 33 years. The clientele is entirely outpatient, and he mostly treats people dealing with chronic headaches. The national center also offers some neurology and psychiatry services for anxiety and depression.
Robbins noted that anxiety prescriptions are