Politics Cause Most Stress Among Americans

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Did the 2016 take a toll on your mental health?

FOX's Alex Hein reports in this "Housecall for Health":

This is Housecall for Health.

The election season may have ended months ago, but simply thinking about politics still has Americans stressed out.

The American Psychological Association's annual 'Stress in America: Coping with Change' reflected a higher level of anxiety over political matters and where the country is heading, among both Democrats and Republicans.

The nation's economy as well as work and money stress topped the list of stressors among Americans, but 57 percent of those polled deemed the political climate a very significant or somewhat significant stress source. Almost half said the same about electoral outcomes.

72 percent of Democrats said the outcome of recent elections was a significant stressor, while 59 percent of Republicans considered the nation's future a substantial source of stress.

Experts say Americans should try to meditate or breathe deeply to relieve symptoms, as well as reaching out to others in their network.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Alex Hein, FOX News.

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