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Job induced stress, disorder & how to manage that stress – a review

Authors:Palanisamy pasupathi*, Mathiyalazan Deepa
Int J Biol Med Res. 2015; 6(4): 5290-5296  |  PDF File  |  Category: Psychiatry


Background :According to World Health Organization (WHO),healthy job is likely to be one where the pressures on employees are appropriate in relation to their abilities and resources, to the amount of control they have over their work, and to the support they receive from people who matter to them.Job induced stress is a growing problem around the world and it may lead to physical, psychological and behavourial symptoms such as depression, anxiety, a drop in work performance, feelings of being tired,frequent absenteeism. Method:A systematic review of the articles published upto 2015 using PUBMED, EMBASE,Science Direct along with manual search through literature contributed to the present study. We focused on studies related to the job induced stress, disorders and how to manage the work stress. Results :We analyzed data from various literature and majority of the literature suggests that there is possibility of stress in a working environment which can lead to several physiological and psychological disorders. However exercising a proper stress management system both at home and workplace can reduce the stress level and help the person to have a healthier mind. Conclusion :On the analysis of different studies regarding job induced stress and disorders, current data give enough evidence to support the fact that stress management both at the individual and organizational level will reduce job stress thereby increasing work productivity.