Short of a Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress

If you want to significantly reduce stress, do not watch or read the news. Daily stories of crime and violence exaggerate the percentage of incidences occurring within the whole population. Traumatized family and witnesses seem to make for good, on-the-spot interviews, but how do those people deal with the trauma of the event after the reporters leave?

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Stop it!

In 2001 Bob Newhart played a psychiatrist in a skit on MADtv called “Stop it.” The running gag is as follows, every time the patient brings up an irrational fear, the psychiatrist very firmly states “Stop it!” Wouldn’t it be nice if it was that easy!

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