Is the presidential campaign putting your anxiety meter into overdrive?
Patients often experience acute anxiety after a fight over politics with a family member or friend, doctors say.
Donald Trump’s unexpected surge is cited as a reason for many of the anxiety attacks. But there are plenty of people alarmed by the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency, too.
Mental health professionals recommend two commonsense steps to ease political angst:
- Take a media break. Avoid TV news shows or websites with inflammatory commentary.
- Avoid talking politics. If you know a family member or friend disagrees with you, talk about something other than the election.2
And we have one other piece of advice: Drink more green tea. It contains L-theanine. This is a natural amino acid. It blocks neurons from sending stress signals.
In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch