How the news make you feel out of control

Living with anxiety in the age of nonstop bad news

Like a lot of anxious people, I have a tendency to catastrophize. First, I think about all the things that could possibly go wrong. Then I leap straight to the most irrational, worst-case scenario of the options I’ve come up with. But last Friday morning, I woke up to discover that a majority of British citizens had voted to split from the European Union, the markets were crashing, the value of the pound was plummeting, and our prime minister was set to resign. ….[READ]

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