Americans Are More Stressed Out

Two-thirds of Americans are stressed out about our nation's political climate and its future and I don’t blame them. 

A new survey by the American Psychological Association shows that's the case regardless of political party affiliation. Dr. Katherine Nordal notes that's the biggest spike in the ten years since the APA began polling. The survey was conducted between the election of President Trump and his inauguration.

Nordal says prolonged stress, whatever the cause, can trigger high blood pressure, headaches, heart palpitations, teeth-grinding, anxiety and sadness. She recommends staying informed, but not consumed by information, and taking a break from the news.