Lauren Saccone
Updated Apr 01, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Have you been feeling tense lately? A little out of sorts? Have you been clenching your jaw to the point where it’s become a painful distraction? Don’t panic — you’re not alone in these feelings. It’s just another in a long line of politically induced physical maladies.

Since Election Day, people have been suffering increasingly from symptoms as varied as sleeplessness, weight loss, depression and, yes, clenching their jaws, according to a report in Vogue. And the cause? It’s as simple as political stress. In these tumultuous and turbulent times, anxiety over the current political climate can manifest in physical ways.