by Mike Critelli
We live in an era of excessive fear. Economic challenges, political divisions, and an obsessive media focus on everything that could possibly go wrong, are contributing to this. The pandemic, moreover, amplified this environment of fear.
Chronic fear, in particular, is extremely unhealthy.The research on its physical and mental health effects are undisputed and well-documented.
Fear weakens our immune system.
It leads to accelerated aging.
It can cause damage to certain parts of the brain and make us even more fearful.
It triggers fatigue, clinical depression, and PTSD.