How much time to spend studying for a MCAT retake?

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I'm planning to retake the new MCAT. My first score was horrible - a 499. I just don't know how long to study for it. The first time I studied for probably 5 months using Exam Krackers. I got really burned out in the end and I have horrible test anxiety. I'm getting pushed by my parents to study for a month or two months tops, and then retake it. I DO NOT think this is a good idea. Any advice? Thanks.

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