Mental Stress: Its Causes and Effects
Emotional Strains Arising From Age of Turmoil
Conditions of stress face us no matter which way we turn. War, crime, revolt of youth, drug use, sex problems, crowding, crises at home and at work—all these things produce tension, frustration and harassment at a level that often approaches the threshold of toleration. W. H. Auden calls our era the age of anxiety. Others use labels like rat race and the “stoned age”1 to describe our society and these times. The average citizen's hopes for a serene life are blasted time and again. Cherished values are battered, religious leaders give currency to Nietzsche's notion that God is dead, computers depersonalize many of life's interchanges, and doctors generate moral complexities by prolonging life ...