According to a survey conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, 39% of people reporting feeling more anxiety now compared to last year. That number is a little more than twice the amount of people who report feeling less anxious last year, at 19%, and 39% of people also report feeling the same amount of anxiety.
Nowadays anxiety has become one of the most common types of mental illness and now many Americans are reporting that they feel more anxious today than they were last year. According to a survey released by the American Psychiatric Association, thirty nine percent of people reported feeling more anxiety now compared to the year before. That number is a little more than twice the amount of people who report feeling less anxious at nineteen percent, and thirty nine percent of people also report feeling the same amount of anxiety.
The American Psychiatric Association surveyed one thousand four US adults from March, twenty three to twenty five, two thousand eighteen. The country’s overall anxiety score, on a scale from zero to one hundred, landed at fifty one which is a five-point increase from two thousand seventeen. It’s been discovered that Millennials are the most anxious generation, but Baby Boomers had the greatest increase in anxiety from two thousand seventeen to two thousand eighteen – a seven-point increase. In terms of gender, women are more anxious than men and also had a greater increase in anxiety than men from two thousand seventeen to two thousand eighteen. Fifty-seven percent of women aged eighteen to forty nine compared to thirty eight percent of men in that age group reported feeling more anxious this year than last year.
The American Psychiatric Association’s President Doctor Anita Everett said in the press release, “This poll shows U.S. adults are increasingly anxious particularly about health, safety and finances. That increased stress and anxiety can significantly impact many aspects of people’s lives, including their mental health, and it can affect families.”