CDC: Psychological Stress May Be Increasing In The US.

Medscape (6/20) reports that according to a report (pdf) called the “National Health Interview Survey: Early Release Program,” published online June 19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the latest figures on how prevalent serious psychological stress is in the United States may appear to show an increase in 2013 over previous years.”

The survey found that “3.7% of adults aged 18 years and older reported they had experienced serious psychological stress in the 30 days before the interviews compared with 2.7% in 2007 and 3.4% in 2011.”

The study’s first author, Jeannine S. Schiller, MPH, from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, pointed out, however, that these “estimates need to be taken in context not only for stress but also for other health conditions.”

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