According to a recent survey, 57 percent of Americans -- regardless of the political party they vote for -- say the current political climate is stressing them out.
And now, because so much of the news on 24-hour news channels is political, it's driving people to drink more alcohol.
Of course, when the news isn't about politicians fighting, it’s often about other disturbing stuff -- and all this is leading to what scientists are calling "headline distress disorder."
It’s not something you can have diagnosed by your doctor. It’s just something you have to deal with. And, it seems that many people are dealing with it by self-medicating with booze.