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What is weather anxiety?

Weather anxiety refers to individuals who have moderate to severe anxiety about the weather when the weather is NOT threatening. While some anxiety about the weather is completely normal, particularly when the weather is threatening, an overwhelming feeling of dread when a few clouds are in the sky and there is only a slight chance of rain in the forecast is not. An accurate diagnosis of weather anxiety is a clinical decision that must be made by a properly trained professional.  Typically, the weather anxiety will be interfering with normal functioning in the sense that the individual is probably unable to attend to normal activities such as school or work.   

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