Jed Diamond, Ph.D. has been a health-care professional for more than 40 years. He is theauthor of 10 books, including
Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome.
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It‟s no secret that stress levels are on the rise.
Much of our present-day stressinvolves our minds going around and around worrying about what could happen.
“Stress—or as I like to think of it, the mind that‟s running on overdrive—
considered to be a leading factor in numerous illnesses,” says Wood
son Merrell, MD,chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center andauthor of
. “By some estimates, up to 80 percent of all illnesses are stressinduced.”
Although stress impacts everyone, men are particularly vulnerable. We see that inthe fact that men die sooner and live sicker than do women. Statistics from the NationalCenter for Disease Control and Prevention show that men have a higher death rate forthe ten leading causes of death (numbers are deaths per 100,000 population):These statistics show, for instance, that for every 100 women who die of heartdisease 150 men die. For every 100 women who commit suicide 400 men killthemselves and for every 100 women who are killed in a homicide 390 men are killed.Since we know that stress is implicated in most causes of death, what are the mostcommon stressors? We often think of such things as time pressures, unhealthylifestyles, traffic jams, and financial worries. But major new research reported by