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Americans struggling with election stress

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If you're feeling stressed about the election, join the party.

So many people are feeling the effects, the American Psychological Association recently found more than half of Americans are feeling stressed about the election, which coined the term "election stress disorder."

The APA conducted the study online with American adults 18 and older. Fifty two percent of them said the 2016 election is a significant source of stress.

Psychologists say people are losing sleep, experiencing high levels of anxiety, and becoming less productive at work.

Social media, videos and online stories were the biggest stress for voters, the study shows.

Psychologist suggests taking a step back to regroup by limiting the amount of time you spend watching political commercial and engaging in heated debates.

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