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Election Anxiety

suffragettesExperiencing a spike in anxiety connected with the election? You’re not alone.

The American Psychological Association says that 52 percent of American adults are coping with high levels of stress brought on by the election, according to national Harris Poll survey data released last week. Therapists around the country said in interviews that patients are coming to appointments citing their fears, anger and anxiety about the election.

Both poll data and anecdotal reports show that the high levels of election anxiety are affecting both Republicans and Democrats equally.

Therapists nationwide on are on the case (including here in Los Feliz).

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW