Poll Shows Rising Anxiety Among US Adults

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USA Today (5/8, Molina) reports that a “poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association finds Americans’ anxiety is up from a year ago, and we’re most anxious about paying our bills.” USA Today adds, “Overall, the poll measured Americans anxiety score at 51, up five points from last year.” In a statement, Anita Everett, MD, president of the APA, said, “That increased stress and anxiety can significantly impact many aspects of people’s lives.”

TIME (5/8, Ducharme) reports the poll indicated that nearly “40% of Americans are more anxious than they were at this time last year.”

Meanwhile, WTNH-TV Hartford, CT (5/7, Miller) discussed how anxiety and stress may lead to bruxism, which can damage teeth, cause headaches and jaw pain, and more.

MouthHealthy.org provides a guide to finding and paying for dental care, as well as information on bruxism.