43% of adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
75-90% of all doctor's visits are for stress related ailments & complaints.
Stress is linked to 6 of the leading causes of death. Heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has declared stress a "hazard" in the work place, costing American Industries more than $ 3000; billion dollars annually, due to absenteeism and reduced production due to stress related illnesses.
The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than 50%, often due to chronic, untreated stress reactions.
When should you seek help?Consider how you have felt over the past 6 months, and rate your response to the following questions:
Scoring10 to 20 points
20 to 30 points
This score suggests that stress may be starting to affect your health. You man want to discuss stress management with your healthcare provider. In addition, examine those questions that earned a high score. Can you determine the source of these difficulties? Are there things you can do right away to help reduce stress in those areas?
30 to 40 points
Stress is starting to affect your health in a negative way.
40 to 50 points
You are at risk for stress-related illnesses. It's time to take action. Please see your doctor.
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* Information provided by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation