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Are you suffering from "Election Stress Syndrome?"

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Do you feel completely overwhelmed by the election?  If so, you are not alone.

Presidential elections can be a huge source of stress for many people.  You're bombarded with media coverage and attack ads on television, radio and in the mail.  This day and age, we can add social media to the mix.

All of the negativity can cause depression, distrust and disgust.  Experts call this "Election Stress Syndrome."

Here are some tips to deal with "Election Stress Syndrome:"

  • Don't listen to the attack ads
  • Avoid conflict by not bringing up the topic
  • Change the topic when it comes up
  • Concentrate on day-to-day activities that are a part of life
  • Keep your mind occupied with things like exercising, cooking, gardening or even painting
  • Do anything that will keep you distracted from the negativity that can surround politics
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