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Anxiety: the Only Certainty

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  • Ian Pitchford
    LOS ANGELES TIMES September 29, 2001 THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TOLL Anxiety: the Only Certainty People are shopping for a Mercedes, but not a home. Trips are canceled
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      LOS ANGELES TIMES
      September 29, 2001

      THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TOLL
      Anxiety: the Only Certainty

       People are shopping for a Mercedes, but not a home. Trips are canceled but
      weddings aren't. 'Don't be worried just because you're worried,' one expert
      says.
      By TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER

      Bridal shops say the weddings are on, but real estate agents say their phones
      aren't ringing. Thousands of workers nationwide are being laid off, but
      Mercedes-Benz dealers in Southern California report strong sales. People with
      no history of depression are feeling low, therapists say, while some patients
      with diagnosed anxiety disorders are actually doing better than before.

      More than two weeks after the terrorist attacks, Americans are responding in a
      spectrum of ways, some seemingly paradoxical, to the uncertainty now settling
      on the land like an autumn mist.

      Recovering from the shock of this previously unthinkable devastation, the
      nation faces wide-open questions as U.S. troops mass overseas and the prospect
      of further terror at home sinks in: What's next? And when will it happen?
      "There's a real sense of, 'When is the other shoe going to drop?' " said
      Jerilyn Ross, president of the Anxiety Disorders Assn. of America and a
      therapist in Washington. "It's very unsettling."

      Full text:
      http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-000077881sep29.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dfrontpage
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