Trump-Clinton election battle left students with PTSD symptoms, study finds

Quarter of students surveyed at Arizona State University showed stress levels comparable to those of a mass shooting witness

The 2016 presidential election was so stressful for some college students that a quarter of those surveyed showed symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study.

Researchers said that after the election that elevated Donald Trump to the presidency, they heard anecdotal reports that the contest was a source of stress for students but wanted to determine how often stress became so intense it got in the way of peoples’ lives, interfering with things like work and school.

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Source: theguardian