Nearly 1 in 3 Adults Feel Extreme Stress

By Miranda Hitti
October 26, 2007

(WebMD) Nearly a third of U.S. adults report “extreme stress” in a new survey from the American Psychological Association.

The results include:

• 32 percent report extreme stress
• Nearly one in five (17 percent) reach their highest stress level 15 or more days per month.
• Almost half (48 percent) say their stress level has risen over the last five years.
• Stress didn’t come as a surprise. Most participants indicated that stress is a natural part of life. Full Report