Election Stress Disorder Is Real: Stop Doomscrolling and Follow These Tips to Manage Your Election Anxiety
Have you been overwhelmed with anxiety ahead of Election Day? You are not alone. People across the country are saying that the 2020 presidential election has been a significant source of stress in their lives. Experts have dubbed this “election stress disorder.” NBCLX’s Clark Fouraker shares what you can do to reduce the tension and make it through the week.
With final election results uncertain, most likely for days, stress and anxiety plaguing voters may only build. Earlier this year the American Psychological Association found that more than half of adults in America considered the 2020 election a significant stressor. “Elections have consequences. In this case, the perception is that the consequences can be fairly dramatic,” said Dr. Anand Kumar,…
Living through a global pandemic has been stressful for almost everyone. Add in a polarizing presidential election and you have millions of Americans experiencing what experts have dubbed “election stress disorder.”