Feeling anxious ahead of the debate? Here’s how to cope with ‘Election Stress Disorder.’

The unease seems to be permeating every facet of our lives, from relationships to jobs. An American Psychological Association survey released Sept. 14 found that about 1 in 4 American workers reported feeling less productive and more stressed at their jobs because of political discussions there. And these feelings of discontent were consistent regardless of political party affiliation or ideology.

In August, a Washington Post-ABC News poll asked registered voters whether a President Clinton or a President Trump made them anxious. Just over 50 percent said Clinton made them anxious and 70 percent said Trump did. Those results are identical to ones from a January poll, when the same question was asked, which shows how long people have been grappling with this anxiety.

But now, after nearly two years, the campaign is finally in its home stretch. The attention to it, however, will only intensify in these final six weeks. Monday night’s first presidential debate, which is expected to draw 100 million viewers, will be a central conversation topic among co-workers, family and friends. It will fill your social media and lead every news source.

So, if there’s no way to avoid the campaign between now and Nov. 8, is there at least a way to cope without damaging our relationships, our careers and our health?