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Elite Daily – Is Stress Contagious? New Research Says It Might Just Be, But Here’s How To Control It

Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., lends her comments to Elite Daily regarding stress and how to control it

I’ll admit, I’m a little dramatic from time to time, and I’m definitely guilty of taking on someone else’s strife as my own. But, according to doctor of psychology and licensed clinical social worker Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., chances are, if your best friend is feeling super anxious, it’s not an exaggeration if you start feeling a little jittery yourself. Stress, she tells Elite Daily, can be contagious, as a result of “a brain mechanism that helps us have empathy for people around us.”

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