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Economy Puts Stress on Mental Health

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If you add fear of job security to most people's already stressful lives you've got yourself a recipe for depression. In fact, a recent report by the American Psychological Association or APA found that 50 percent of the more than 1,500 people surveyed experienced more stress in the past year, partly because of economic hardship. The online report took place earlier this summer and surveyed adults in Chicago and in other major cities in the nation. For Chicago residents, the hike in stress is resulting in depression and excessive drinking. Chicago Psychologist Nancy Molitor is a member of the APA who estimates that calls for help have doubled in the past year.

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