Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Are we going M.A.D?

There’s a psychological condition called Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). It’s really just pathological worrying about absolutely everything. From whether a tsunami could hit Bournemouth to whether the fridge light really does go off when you close the door. Psychologies May edition has a feature, for which I was consulted, all about money worry. Or Money Anxiety Disorder (MAD) as it may come to be known. There's a lot of it about. More than two-thirds of women in our Sheconomics survey had worried about money in the last 7 days. Antidotes to worry? Control (seizing it) and action (taking it). Although there are lots of emotions (fear, guilt, shame, embarrassment) that stand between a person’s worry and the solutions. We devote lots of pages of Sheconomics to curing this MADness!

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