A recent report from the American Psychological Association has revealed that young Americans between 18 and 33 years old are really stressed out as compared to the rest of the population.
The reasons for this stress are finding jobs, holding on to jobs, maintaining productivity and managing their finance.
AdvertisementA survey of 2000 Americans in the millennial generation revealed that on a scale of 1 to 10, they are about 5.4 stress-wise.
"Clearly there are a number of pressures facing young people that might account for this increase in stress. These individuals are growing up in an era of unprecedented economic upheaval. This coincides with the time they are finishing school and trying to establish themselves in society," researchers said.
It is difficult for the younger lot to find jobs due to unemployment rates. Finding revealed a job, starting a family and repaying student loans were found to be stressful. They felt that more support is required from the health system.
Out of those surveyed, 49 percent said they are not managing their stress well and only 23% are of the opinion that their doctor assists them in making healthy lifestyle and behavior changes. Only 17% thought they are receiving some help in order to make positive changes in their life.
"When people receive professional help to manage stress and make healthy behavior changes, they do better at achieving their health goals," researchers said.