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Coronavirus-Related Headaches Skyrocketing: Doctor

Coronavirus-Related Headaches Skyrocketing: Doctor

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

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People are stockpiling pot and sales are skyrocketing at dispensaries as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe

People are stockpiling pot and sales are skyrocketing at dispensaries as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe

People queue to buy marijuana at coffee shop Bullwackie in Amsterdam, Sunday, March 15, 2020, after a TV address of health minister Bruno Bruins who ordered all Dutch schools, cafés, restaurants, coffeeshops, and sport clubs to be closed on Sunday as the government sought to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands.
People queue to buy marijuana at coffee shop Bullwackie in Amsterdam, Sunday, March 15, 2020, after a TV address of health minister Bruno Bruins who ordered all Dutch schools, cafés, restaurants, coffeeshops, and sport clubs to be closed on Sunday as the government sought to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the Netherlands.

AP Photo/Peter Dejong

People are stockpiling marijuana as the coronavirus pandemic forces everyone to hunker down in their homes, perhaps for a long time.

All around the world, there are pictures surfacing on social media of long lines outside of dispensaries. From Toronto to San Francisco to Amsterdam, cannabis products are flying off the shelves.

The old saying that vice industries — gambling, tobacco, alcohol, firearms — are recession-proof seems to apply to legal cannabis’s first big test.

‘Sales are through the roof’

Ross Lipson, the CEO of the Oregon-based online dispensary software startup Dutchie, told

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