A study released by the American Psychological Association (APA) indicates that people living in and around metropolitan New York are stressed much more than people living elsewhere in the country.
The report said that the stress level of an average New Yorker stands at 5.5 on a 10-point scale, slightly worse than the national average of 5.4 and way above the 3.7 mark considered as a healthy level of stress. Seventy five percent of New Yorkers said they were mostly concerned with the flailing economy and employment uncertainties, though concerns for health, personal safety and housing costs are also widespread.
The APA highlighted the findings as it warned that stress may become the next public crisis at it is a major contributing factor to many chronic physical illnesses and mental conditions that are exerting greater efforts on healthcare.
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