Young adults between 18-33 years feel more anxious and less able to cope with stress

New York, Feb 8 (ANI): Adults aged 18-33 have higher average levels of stress than older generations, a new study has revealed.

According to the annual 'Stress in America' survey by the American Psychological Association, Millennials report higher levels of stress and feel less able to cope with stress than older people, the New York Daily News reported.

The organization polled 2,020 adults aged 18 and older about their stress levels and coping mechanisms for its annual survey and found the youngest adults were the most anxious by a range of measures.

Millennials (those in the 18-33 age group) averaged a 5.4 stress level on a 10-point scale, where 1 is "little or no stress" and 10 "a great deal of stress," putting them well above the national average of 4.9.

39 percent of Millennials said their stress levels had increased in the past year, compared to 36 percent of those in Generation X, 33 percent of Baby Boomers and 29 pervent of mature adults 67 and older.

The greatest sources of Millennial stress being work, money concerns and job stability.

Millennials were more stressed about being stressed. Nearly half said they didn't think or weren't sure they were doing enough to manage their anxiety.

More than half reported their worries kept them up at night at least once in the past month, compared with 48 percent of Gen Xers, 37 percent of Boomers and 25 percent of matures.

Like their elders, most Millennials agreed it is important to discuss stress symptoms with a doctor. But just 23 percent said their health care provider supported them "a lot or a great deal," and only 17 percent gave their doctors high marks for helping with stress management. (ANI)


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