According to a new report by the American Psychological Association, nationwide stress levels are down for the first time in five years. The organization began commissioning an annual nationwide survey in 2006 to examine the state of stress across the country and understand its impact.
The results suggest the overall stress average is down, and the percentage of those reporting episodes of extreme stress has dropped from 32 percent in 2007 to 22 percent in 2011.
The annual "Stress in America" survey was conducted online among 1,200 adults across the United States.
Read the full report here.