#1 Americans 'snapping' by the millions04-21-2013, 10:11 PM
Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a “fundamental transformation” – that much everyone knows.
But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in today’s America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends:
Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans. Even more disturbing, in the world’s greatest military, more U.S. soldiers died last year by suicide than in combat;
Fully one-third of the nation’s employees suffer chronic debilitating stress, and more than half of all “millennials” (18 to 33 year olds) experience a level of stress that keeps them awake at night, including large numbers diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorder.
Shocking new research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in five of all high-school-aged children in the United States has been diagnosed with ADHD, and likewise a large new study of New York City residents shows, sadly, that one in five preteens – children aged six to 12 – have been medically diagnosed with either ADHD, anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder;
New research concludes that stress renders people susceptible to serious illness, and a growing number of studies now confirm that chronic stress plays a major role in the progression of cancer, the nation’s second-biggest killer. The biggest killer of all, heart disease, which causes one in four deaths in the U.S., is also known to have a huge stress component;
04-22-2013, 12:05 PM
This is great news for the pharmacuetical industry!
04-22-2013, 01:29 PM
I believe it. Sensory overload is the reason-too much information to process. I sometimes long for the simpler days.
04-22-2013, 02:19 PM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
You don't have to take in all the information and try to process it. You can simplify things to some extent yourself. Instead of TV or the Smart phone or iPad at dinner, we put on soft jazz or classical music, light the candles, and (ready?) TALK to each other over a nice meal and a glass of wine.
You can decide to watch news only at certain times rather than 24/7. You can tune out the noise of the silly reality shows.
Sometimes, we even read BOOKS. And not on our kindles, either."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
04-23-2013, 08:05 PM
Worst part is that I have to wait till July before I can take a week off. It can't come fast enough.
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