Stressed Out? You're Not Alone

New study says people all across the country are feeling it
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2007 5:19 PM CDT
Stress is up all across America, a new study says.   ((c) JOE MAD)
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(Newser) – People all over America are more stressed out than ever, according to a new poll by the American Psychological Association. The biggest culprits are money and work, but housing is also starting to get to people. One-third of respondents reported regularly feeling extreme stress. The survey "reflects a real change in the pressures that people feel in their lives," says a stress expert.

The pressure of the increasing middle-class squeeze seems to be doing its part. "I don't have as much time to monitor my kids and help them with homework," says a mother of two who has to work overtime to make ends meet. And despite the common perception of the coasts being more stressful places, Middle America can't entirely escape the stress bombs, reports USA Today.