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Election Stress Getting To You?

Here are four ways to keep calm

With Election Day just around the corner, many Americans are on edge. Nearly 70 percent of respondents said the elections are a significant source of stress, according to a survey out this month from the American Psychological Association (APA).

The survey also found that a majority — 77 percent — are worried about the country's future, said Vaile Wright, APA's senior director of healthcare innovation. "Seventy-one percent said that this is the lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember."

The bleak mood takes many forms. For Adrienne Deckman, a Democrat, the panic attacks started after the 2016 elections. "I was hypervigilant and with a rapid heartbeat and palpitations," said the 67-year-old lawyer, who lives outside Cleveland. "I couldn't sleep, and I was just, like, highly distracted all the time."

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