4th March 2011
Taylor Clark commented on Slate that he finds that explanation implausible. Increases in stress levels is part of a long-term trend in the U.S.: "Over the last several decades, both through good economic times and bad, the United States has transformed into the planet's undisputed worry champion." According to his figures, 18% of the population suffers from anxiety disorders, while sales of anti-anxiety medications like Valium and Xanax are at record levels – and rising.
Read the full post here on Ken Eisold's blog.