Discrimination Linked to Stress and Poorer Health

These are just a few of the news stories inspired by the American Psychological Association’s August 2015 study on the health effects of discrimination.



Americans Are Getting More Stressed Out, Study Finds

Americans were pretty stressed out in 2015, according to a survey released Thursday. The study, conducted by the American Psychological Association, found that average stress levels in the U.S. rose since 2014, from 4.9 to 5.1 on a 10-point stress scale. There was a particular increase among adults reporting “extreme stress,” with 24% saying they were highly stressed in 2015 compared to 18% a year earlier… Read more.

Source: Time | Daniel White | March 10, 2016


USA Today

Study: Discrimination leads to stress

More than half of U.S. adults say they have experienced discrimination at the workplace, from police or in other situations, a phenomenon linked to high stress levels and poor health, according to a study released Thursday by the American Psychological Association. The study is based on a survey of 3,361 adults last August by Harris Poll for the association… Read more.

Source: USA Today | Melanie Eversley | March 10, 2016