CBSN

Economy Stressing More Of Us Out...

Early Show - Katherine Nordal, PH.D Executive Director, American Psychological Association (APA) - Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
CBS
A new survey by the American Psychological Association finds eight out of ten Americans saying they feel stress because of the economy, up from 66 percent in April.

And women report feeling more stress about the economy than men. According to the APA, "More women say they are stressed about money (83 percent vs. 78 percent), the economy (84 percent vs. 75 percent), job stability (57 percent vs. 55 percent), housing costs (66 percent vs. 58 percent) and health problems affecting their families (70 percent vs. 63 percent)."

The APA's executive director, Dr. Katherine Nordal, told Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen Tuesday part of it may simply be that women tend to be more open about their feelings than men.

Nordal, who was in New York, addressed questions from two small business owners who were in the audience in Belmont Mansion, on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, sight of Tuesday night's presidential debate: