Pre-election anxiety cases up in Austin

Experts: Increase in stress from the election

AUSTIN - The final Presidential Debate wrapped up in Las Vegas Wednesday, but some of us may still be feeling the effects of the 2016 Election cycle.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have their share of drama, which is causing Pre-Election Anxiety.

William Schroeder, a licensed counselor with Just Mind in Austin, says there’s an uptick in clients with Pre-Election Anxiety. Schroeder says the symptoms can occur in many forms.

“Some people maybe feeling more fatigued, you'll notice more depressive feelings that are there. They're having a hard time motivating to do different things that they commonly do,” Schroeder said.

According to the American Psychological Association, 52 percent of American adults report that the 2016 Election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress. The survey was conducted online among adults 18 and older living in the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association.

The solutions are pretty simple to cure Pre-Election stress. Schroeder says people should exercise more, watch some political humor, connect with friends and, most importantly, limit social media.

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