Is it possible for anxiety to be cured?
Unthinkable: The philosopher may give you a very different answer to the therapist
‘Anxiety cannot be deceived’. Photograph: The Image Bank
One of the few industries that seems to have benefited in the US and UK from the Trump-Brexit upheaval is psychotherapy.
Therapists in both countries have reported a surge in anxiety linked to political events – from apprehension among immigrants about possible deportations to a more general sense of unease that the world is on the brink of some calamity or war.