Our expert says:
Sometimes, if one is developing an Anxiety or Depressive Disorder, one's reactions to the unpleasant things around us become exaggerated and more distressing than they need be. Its not helpful, as I'm sure you have discovered, to worry about things over which you have no power, things you cannot change. Things are far from as good as we'd wish, but a mob is really not likely to break into your house. Yes, it is obscene that the folks who helped make the continuing disaster of Eskom should get themselves such ridiculous salaries just as he bankers that ruined the world's economies continue to award themselves massive bonuses, But until we find a way to change that, it is more useful to sort out our own lives as best we can.
medication can't change the situation, or our disgust or despair at how badly many things are run. But if you do indeed have, as is possible, an Anxiety or Depressive Disorder, this can respond very usefully to proper treatment, with medication, but preferably also with some CBT style counseling. That wont transform the world, but may enable you to cope far better with it, for the sake of yourself and your loved ones.
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