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Modern Interpretations Of Stress Place Focus On Feeling, Not Causes

"Stressed out" is a tough phrase to avoid these days. But as a society, how did we get to be so stressed? Audie Cornish talks with Dana Becker about her new book One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble With Stress As An Idea. Becker says there has been a cultural shift in this country that looks to cure stress, rather than fix those forces that cause it.