CHICAGO (CBS) – Researched showed Thursday that the 2016 Presidential Election can be causing people headaches and illness.
Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Sheila Raja is not shocked by the survey, stating more than half of Americans are significantly stressed by the presidential election.READ MORE: Man Struck, Killed While Crossing Street In Hit-And-Run In Edison Park
The American Psychological Association said men and women, both Democrats and Republicans feel the pressure nearly equally.READ MORE: Firefighter Who Found Baby Boy Dead Outside Near North Side Firehouse Joins In Somber Prayer Vigil
About 38 percent of adults said a source of that stress comes from the bitter words between candidates, which are then adopted by others and shared 24-7 on social media.
The survey added that millennials and older voters are the two generations most stressed.MORE NEWS: Chicago Rideshare Drivers Say They're Being Deactivated Unfairly After Bad Reviews, Call For Hearings Before Deactivation
The people interviewed just finished early voting. Most said that did little to lower their stress levels.