Commute by car and go crazy

According to this LA Times article, sitting stuck in traffic can be bad for your mental health.

Dr. Laura Pinegar, a Long Beach psychologist who treats depression and panic disorders, hears a growing number of complaints about traffic anxiety in her practice.

“If you’re stuck in traffic, there’s a feeling of being out of control,” she said. “You can be at a dead standstill on the freeway, but amped up from the day, thinking, ‘I gotta get home. I gotta get the kids. What if I don’t get to day care before it closes?’ “

The antidote? Grist prescribes a bicycle, taken twice daily for good mental health.

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