Regardless of your political leanings, I think most people will agree that discussions about politics have become increasingly more difficult over the past few years. In my practice, I have heard countless stories of friendships that have ended or family members stop talking to each other over political debates. I have also had many patients react psychologically and physically to the never-ending, “breaking” daily news reports.

An interesting study was just published that looked at and quantified what I was observing anecdotally. Nothing surprising but quite disturbing. Be careful what you expose yourself to.