STRESS—CAUSE AND REMEDIAL MEASURES
Off late very high percentage of population is feeling stressed and fighting mental illness.
Stress at work and in social life has resulted in an increase in the number of people suffering from psychiatric illnesses and sub-syndromes of diseases like headache, tension and insomnia.
Depression was found to be the most common mental illness.
There is rift in social life of the urban populace. People communicate barely in families. Personal dissatisfaction, disinterest in work, lack of motivation, domestic problems and marital discord were major reasons behind the mental problems.
But what is stress?
It's been defined as: 'the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’.
Other Form of high degree of stress is Burn Out.
A burnout is a state of mental and physical exhaustion resulting from chronic pressure to perform at the workplace. This, combined with doubts about your competence at work, is bad stress.
According to experts, some level of stress is good for us. As our stress levels go up, the adrenaline levels in the body shoot up, the body gets into a state of preparedness and our performance improves.
“But when stress goes beyond what the body and mind can handle, it causes exertion and a breakdown. When the body is in this state almost every day, it will break down at some point,
At Low Risk
People who are in jobs that involve creative pursuits are better off. “They have some control over what they are doing, unlike a marketing or sales professional whose targets depend on other people.
At high risk
Sales and marketing professionals: They have high, sometimes unrealistic targets to achieve. Their promotions, increments, job security depend on this.
Understanding the causes of stress
The best way of ascertaining the cause of stress is talking to the employee.
This can prove more difficult than one would expect - a common reaction of the employee claiming to...