However the election goes in two weeks, we’re likely to see less of Sarah Palin, whether she’s sitting in the VP office, or moving back to Alaska, and that might be a problem for some people:

After Nov. 4, psychologists predict, there will be legions of people all across America who will find a hole in their lives and time on their hands.

“We are all absolutely obsessed with Sarah Palin,” says Dr. Sheenah Hankin, Manhattan psychotherapist and author of Complete Confidence: A Handbook. “I’ve never seen this before. Even my patients want to talk about her all the time. After Election Day, even if we are relieved [by the results], we can expect to feel a huge sense of loss.”

For more tips on how to get over our Palin addiction, check out “Getting Over Sarah Palin”.

Katia Bachko is on staff at The New Yorker.