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Are You More Stressed Than Ever? You're Not Alone

The American Psychological Association just put out a report that should come as a surprise to no one....

We're more stressed out than ever before.

Set backs just add to the stress

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87% of those surveyed said their mental health was "greatly affected by what has felt like a constant stream of crises without a break over the last two years".

That includes a pandemic, a global war, and an economic crisis fueled by the highest inflation rate in decades.

That same 87% call the rising costs of goods like groceries and gas a "significant source of stress."

The poll surveyed over 3,000 adults in the U.S. and was originally conducted in mid-February by a host of behavioral science professionals, including Dr. Lindsey McKernan here at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A second poll, with similar results, was conducted at the beginning of March to coincide with the new threat posed by the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

Do you find yourself more stressed than you ever have been? I guess you can find solace in the fact that you're not alone?

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