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Dementor Commutes: Bad Traffic Wrecking America’s Mental Health

Matt Ball on April 8, 2013 - in Transportation

Does your commute drive you crazy? Maybe more than you think. A new study says that daily stress—like being stuck in traffic—can lead to mental disorders years down the road.

We’ve all been there. Patience exhausted but helpless to do anything about it; Worried about the consequences of being late to your destination. Traffic is a terrible consequence of the highly  mobile age we live in. But this study suggests the effects of sitting in traffic are more than just a temporary annoyance. The cumulative effects of everyday annoyances can have long-term impacts on mental health.

Read more via The American Interest

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