Healio (10/21) reports, “Americans are significantly more anxious now compared with this time last year, according to poll results released” Oct. 21 by the American Psychiatric Association. In 2020, “62%” of 1,004 “respondents reported increased anxiety vs. last year, which marks a significant increase over APA polls from the past three years” in which “poll results for anxiety ranged from 32% to 39%.” In a news release, APA President Jeffrey Geller, MD, MPH, said, “It’s not surprising that more Americans are anxious, given the circumstances we all find ourselves in this year.” Dr. Geller added, “However, given the huge jump in anxiety, coupled with the impact the pandemic is having on those who were already living with mental illness or substance use disorders, the most important thing that we can do as a country is to invest in our mental health system.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)