Age of Anxiety and Tensions
Increased Stress During Holiday Period
The images of stress are everywhere: people pushing and shoving to get a seat on the commuter bus; office managers tearing into their work and skipping lunch to make deadlines; couples arguing over money; children feeling neglected by their parents and parents feeling guilty for neglecting their children. Stress, no matter what form it takes, means pressure, uncertainty and loss of a sense of control over events. It affects job performance, social relationships and the personal well-being of millions of Americans. According to the U.S. Clearing-house for Mental Health Information, American businesses lose $17 billion annually because of employees' stress-related disabilities. Health authorities estimate that as many as 60 percent of all doctor visits in this ...