As the market melts down and people worry about money, feelings of helplessness can set in, and stress levels go up. That can bring on a host of unpleasant physical symptoms.
Uncertainty around the economy, especially, is creating "a high level of anxiety," says Michele Dodds, vice president of health and wellness at ComPsych, an employee assistance and wellness provider. ComPsych has seen a 10 percent to 15 percent spike in calls attributable to "financial issues and stress."
Stress-related ailments include headaches, restlessness, agitation, insomnia, irritability, neck pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, insomnia, chest tightness and lack of sex drive.Source: usatoday.com