Frederick, MD (PressExposure) April 03, 2008 -- April is Stress Awareness month. While many people play lip service to stress as a negative factor, most are unaware of the toll stress play s on society. Job burnout, a leading result of stress is experienced by 25-40% of U.S. workers. Depression, a significant response to stress is the leading occupational disease of the 21st century according to many mental health professionals.
Most importantly, the 6 leading causes of death in the U.S. (heart disease, cancer, lung disease, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and accidents) are linked to stress.
According to Dr. Nathan Wei, "More than 54% of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their lives." "Much of it is related to information overload... the psychological burden of having to produce more and work longer hours... the need to balance work and family... as well as perceived economic instability."
"And... the toll is a particularly acute for people who already have a medical illness like arthritis, which is definitely aggravated by stress," he adds.
"Which is why we are offering a free report during this month so that people can possible learn some easy stress reduction techniques," Dr. Wei goes on to say.
The report is entitled, "Ten easy steps to erasing stress."
"People can get the free report by calling our office at (301) 624-1164. "While people with arthritis will find it most useful, anybody can benefit from it," Dr Wei concludes.