STUDIES ON STRESS HAVE FOUND...
Chronic Stress creates an enormous physiological imbalance leading to
- Overwhelming anxiety
- Overwhelming anxiety
- Overwhelming anger/Irritability
- Brain Fog
These Symptoms …
- Tense Muscles; sore neck & back
- Difficulty falling asleep/ Insomnia
- Bouts of Anger/Hostility
- Eating too much/too little
- Diarrhea, Cramps, Gas, Constipation
- Restlessness, Itching, Tics
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Grinding Teeth, Clenching Jaw
- Frequent colds, flu, sickness
These Chronic Problems …
Business, Community, and Global Impact
- 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful
- Nearly half of all workers suffer from moderate to severe stress while on the job
- 66 percent of employees report that they have difficulty focusing on tasks at work because of stress.
- Workplace stress costs U.S. employers an estimated $200 billion per year in absenteeism, lower productivity, staff turnover, workers' compensation, medical insurance and other stress-related expenses.
- Sixty percent of lost workdays each year can be attributed to stress.
- An estimated 75 to 90 percent of visits to health care providers are due to stress-related conditions, costing employers in increased health care costs.
- Stressed employees take an average of 4.6 sick days per year compared to 2.6 days for employees reporting low stress levels.
- “Presenteeism”—the term used to describe attending work when unwell and unproductive was 50% higher for highly stressed employees with an average of 16 days per years versus around 10 days for employees with low stress levels.
- Employees with high stress have lower engagement and are less productive
- Sleeping too little—defined as less than six hours each night—was one of the best predictors of on-the-job burnout.
- Sleep deprivations costs American companies $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity.
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults (18% of the population) in the United States age 18 and older.
- $80,000,000,000 annual cost of depression in the U.S. due to lost productivity and health care[i]
Specific Stress-Related Disorders Impact:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which affects 6.8 million adults.
- Panic Disorder, which affects 6 million adults.
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which affects 7.7 million adults.
- Social Anxiety Disorder, which affects 15 million adults.
- Major Depressive Disorder, which affects 16.1 million adults and is the leading cause of disability in the US for ages 15 to 44.
- In any given year, almost 1 in 10 adult Americans suffers from some type of depression