Anxiety from the news: A psychologist explains how to cope with it in 2020
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Dr. Lynn Bufkais a clinical psychologistand senior director of practice research and policy at the American Psychological Association, and has expertise in the intersections between anxiety, stress, and cultural issues.I spoke with her about how to manage one’s own anxiety when the news cycle is especially stressful, the importance of remembering what’s realistic, and how to be mindful of one’s health when you’re afraid of getting sick.This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.If people are already naturally anxious, can large news events exacerbate that?One of the features of a...

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