SWIFT KNOWS BEST
Anxiety has to persist for at least six months and be detrimental to daily functioning to count as a mental disorder (“New study proves HSC anxiety is sky high”, 6/10).
Pre-exam anxiety, on the other hand, is normal and does not require intervention. HSC students would be better advised to take Taylor Swift’s advice and “Calm down!”
PROF JOHN ROSSITER UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG