(HealthDay News) — Political change may be a source of stress and anxiety, research from the American Psychological Association confirms.

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About 2 in 3 Americans say concern about the future of their country is a cause of significant stress. Moreover, 57 percent of Americans say they are stressed by the political environment.

The association suggests these strategies to manage stress in times of political change:

  • Stay informed, but recognize if you need to take a break from watching or reading political news.
  • Recognize similar beliefs with others, even if they do not fully share your viewpoints.
  • Get involved in your community.
  • Take care of yourself by eating properly and getting plenty of sleep.

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