LA Tops National Average in Stress Survey

Residents say money, economy and Hollywood are stressing them out.

We know your morning commute has you wanting to bang your head against the steering wheel, but at least the rest of Los Angeles is suffering with you.

A recent survey by the American Psychological Association revealed that 29 percent of Angelenos say they have "a great deal of stress." The national average was 24 percent.

Money and the economy were the top causes of stress, according to the survey.

The stress is also affecting us physically. Forty-five percent of residents reported to feeling irritable, 38 percent reported anxiety and nervousness and 36 percent reported fatigue due to stress, all within the past month.

Hollywood may also be stressing us out. According to the survey, the pressure to look good added to the stress load to one third of LA residents.

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