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2016 Presidential Election is a Significant Source of Stress

Featured in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, HealthDay, and more

These are just a few of the news stories inspired by the American Psychological Association’s August 2016 study on election stress in America.

 

The Washington Post

People are so stressed by this election that the American Psychological Association has coping tips

Even first lady Michelle Obama is feeling it.

In an emotional speech Thursday, she shared that the Republican presidential nominee’s comments from the now infamous “Access Hollywood” video about groping women had “shaken me to my core in a way I could not have predicted”… Read more.

Source: The Washington Post | Colby Itkowitz | October 13, 2016

 

HealthDay

'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!': More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

As Donald and Hillary duke it out on the campaign trail, Americans are feeling pummeled, too, a new poll finds.

The 24/7 coverage of the acrimonious U.S. presidential election has caused stress for more than half of American adults, regardless of party affiliation, according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA)… Read more.

Source: HealthDay | Robert Preidt | October 13, 2016

 

U.S. News

Health Buzz: Got Election Stress? You’re Not Alone

Saying "this election is stressful" is arguably the understatement of the year. But an early preview of the American Psychological Association's annual Stress in America survey reveals that 52 percent of American adults indeed view the 2016 presidential election as a "very" or "somewhat significant" stress source… Read more.

Source: U.S. News | David Oliver | October 13, 2016

 

The Huffington Post

The 2016 Election Is Really Stressing America Out

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are stressing Americans out. More than half of U.S. adults polled say the 2016 presidential race is causing them stress, according to a Harris Poll/American Psychological Association survey out Thursday. And social media may be making it even worse… Read more.

Source: The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | October 14, 2016

 

McClatchy DC

This presidential election is stressing America out

Stressed out by the presidential election? You are not alone. More than half of American adults report that the 2016 election is a “very or somewhat significant” source of stress, according to an online survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association… Read more.

Source: McClatchy DC | Lesley Clark | October 13, 2016

 

Bloomberg

It’s Official: This Election Is Driving Americans Nuts

There’s good news for Americans who find themselves waking up in a cold sweat at 3 a.m. to check the latest polls: You are not alone. More than half of you—on both sides of the aisle—say the 2016 election is a major source of stress, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. “Historically, work, money, and the economy are the top three,” said clinical psychologist Lynn Bufka, part of the APA’s Stress in America team, which has been conducting surveys of what freaks us out the most for 10 years. “Now it’s right up there”… Read more.

Source: Bloomberg | Deena Shanker | October 13, 2016

 

The Huffington Post

Here’s How To Manage Your Overwhelming Election Stress

Research has confirmed what we already knew in our bodies: This election is completely stressing us out. Approximately 52 percent of Americans say the presidential race is a “somewhat or very significant source of stress,” according to a new survey published by the American Psychological Association… Read more.

Source: The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | October 13, 2016

 

The Washington Times

American Psychological Association: Election causing ‘significant stress’ for majority of nation

“Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election that dominates every form of mass media, 52 percent of American adults report that the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress,” reports the American Psychological Association… Read more.

Source: The Washington Times | Jennifer Harper | October 13, 2016