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Stress

Updated 03 April 2013

Daily stress affects long-term mental health

Our emotional responses to the stresses of daily life may predict our long-term mental health, according to a new study.

Using data from two national, longitudinal surveys, the researchers found that participants’ negative emotional responses to daily stressors – such as arguments with a spouse or partner, conflicts at work, standing in long lines or sitting in traffic – predicted psychological distress and self-reported anxiety/mood disorders 10 years later.

 

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