LA Times: Traffic taking a toll on psychic health, experts say

By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 8, 2008

As society hurtles forward in an age of instant messaging and one-click shopping, motorists paradoxically find themselves moored between bumpers for hours a day, with a psychic toll that experts are still trying to tally.

Dr. Laura Pinegar, a Long Beach psychologist who treats depression and panic disorders, hears a growing number of complaints about traffic anxiety in her practice.

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