Stress leads to headaches, mood swings and stomach upsets

Symptoms negatively affect employees' productivity, relationships
||Last Updated: 08/13/2007

Stressed employees are prone to headaches, mood swings and reduced productivity, according to a new survey.

The survey by Multi-Health Systems, the publisher of emotional intelligence assessment Bar-On EQ-I, found 41 per cent of the 1,729 Canadians polled frequently experience stress at work.

This stress leads to a host of problems. More than half (53 per cent) of respondents said they suffer from headaches, indigestion, diarrhea and fatigue or insomnia because of stress.