Wake Me Up When October Ends

For many, fall brings the things we enjoy—turning beautiful leaves, coziness and warm comfort foods, family time, and the beginning of the holiday seasons. This year it also brings elections, with partisan divides we have not seen in a long time. Psychiatric Times’ Editor in Chief John J. Miller, MD, considers the affects of election anxiety, and reminds us that we need to do our civic duties by voting and then find a way to move forward—together.

Dr Miller is Medical Director, Brain Health, Exeter, NH; Editor in Chief, Psychiatric Times; Staff Psychiatrist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter, NH; Consulting Psychiatrist, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH; Consulting Psychiatrist, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA.