Events in 2020 have been anything but calming! Add to the mix an election where emotions are flying high with extreme anxiety and stress! Irrespective of which party you vote for, whether you have or haven't voted yet, it appears that almost everyone is experiencing anxiety over the anticipation of the final result. Therefore, I decided to share some of the calming remedies we often recommend for our patients who suffer from episodic or chronic anxiety. I doubt anyone is going to be away from social media or news channels for too long tomorrow, but if and when you do feel like taking a break and a nap won't help (or won't happen due to your racing thoughts!), consider one of these remedies to take the edge off!
IMPORTANT REMINDER: If your anxiety and/or mood swings are not limited and attributed to anticipation on election day, but are present year long and are starting to affect your relationships, work productivity and other aspects of your life, it may be time to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. Mental health symptoms are often ignored or remain undiagnosed due to several reasons including but not limited to:
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