More than 50% of Americans say the presidential race has caused ‘election stress disorder’

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This election season has been a wild one. From tense debates among the candidates to debates among family and friends.

Things have gotten so bad, the American Psychological Association decided to do a survey to see how this election is impacting our mental health. The results lead to the term "election stress disorder."

The APA conducted a study online with american adults 18 and older. 52%  of them said the 2016 election is a significant source of stress. Social media wars, videos and online stories can heighten concern and frustration.

"Increased irritability, anxiety and tension, decreased ability to concentrate and maybe worst of all getting into more arguments with people you really care about," Community Health Network, License Mental Health Counselor, Kimble Richardson said.

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

"Oh I just so tired of all the commercials and the mud and the mess I just rather not hear about it at all," Voter, Rob Beckham said.

"Constantly wanting it to be over. Hating my life. Constantly thinking about when everybody will stop talking about it," IUPUI freshman, Rehema Brown said.

Even visitors from other countries are fed up with the Trump, Clinton showdown.

"I'm a Brit. I'm visiting here on business but I am still stressed by your election. I watch the TV every night that I'm here in my hotel. It's stressing me out," Natalie Reynolds said.

The survey revealed Democrats and Republicans, men and women say the race for president is stressing them out. Psychologist say do your research, make an informed decision and vote. And if crowds stress you out, you should definitely vote early.

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