Stressful Facts

Disorders

30 million: heart disease
1 million: heart attack (per year)
25 million: high blood pressure
8 million: ulcers
12 million: are alcoholics


Drugs

5 billion doses of tranquilizers prescribed each year
3 billion doses of amphetamines prescribed each year
5 billion doses of barbiturates are prescribed each year


Dollars

$15.6 billion lost by U.S. industry each year due to alcoholism
$15 billion lost by U.S. industry each year due to stress-related absenteeism
$700 billion spent each year to recruit replacements for executives with heart disease.

 

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