Stress Can Take a Toll on Your Long-Term Mental Health, New Study Says

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As though you don’t have enough to worry about, now you have to worry about how you react to the everyday stresses of life: A recently published study in the journal Psychological Science suggests that how you react to little daily irritations can have a long-term impact on your mental health.

Researchers found that your overall level of negative emotions may make you more susceptible to depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders 10 years from now.

The University of California, Irvine, researchers conducted the study to answer the question: Do everyday bumps in the road build us up and make us stronger against “big” stressors, or do they make up the straw that breaks the camel’s back?

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