Anxiety Increases In America Raising Concern

Many adults in America are showing concern about their future, in terms of health, finances and safety, according to a recent American Psychiatric Association (APA) poll.

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But that may not surprise you much. What’s more of a concern is the sharp increase since last year.

The poll surveyed over 1,000 adults around the U.S., using a point-system to measure the nation’s national anxiety score. The result was 51, which was 7 points higher than in 2017.

These findings are troublesome, because anxiety can affect mental health and families, says APA President Anita Everett, M.D.

What to do About Your Anxiety Concern

Anxiety can be a serious concern and New Jersey in no exception. Fortunately, there’s what to do about it.

Here are 6 strategies for managing anxiety:

  1. Taking a break
  2. Eating healthy
  3. Sleeping enough
  4. Daily exercise
  5. Taking deep breaths
  6. Speaking to people

In response to the poll’s findings, Everett sums it up this way, “to reduce the effects of stress with regular exercise, relaxation, healthy eating, and time with friends and family.”

Are health, finances or safety more of a concern for you than they were a year ago?

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