American stress levels are at an all time high and politics plays a major role, reports The Monitor Daily. 

In August last year, the APA added political questions to its survey. Researchers found that approximately 71 percent of U.S. citizens reported symptoms of emotional stress at least one day that month. By January, the situation took a turn for the worse, as 80 percent Americans reported symptoms such as depression, unease, or tension headaches.

In regard to the elections, the team of researchers revealed that 49 percent of Americans reported stress about the election outcome, 57 of the subjects were worried about the current state of politics, and 66 percent U.S. citizens were losing sleep over the direction the country is headed.

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