Compassion fatigue affects a number of people in a variety of professions, and its symptoms often appear as the symptoms of chronic stress. It results from the amount of care individuals give the work they choose to do, and the stress that can result when that work becomes overwhelming.
Dr. Charles Figley with the Compassion Fatigue Project described compassion fatigue as “a state experienced by those helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper.”
Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch, inventor of Alpha-Stim technology and Chairman of Electromedical Products International, Inc., noted that job stress is a leading stressor for Americans. In fact, over half of American workers said they often spend 12-hour days on work-related duties and an equal number frequently skip lunch because of the stress of job demands.
“Job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than even financial or family problems,” Kirsch said. “40% of workers report their job is very or extremely stressful; 25% view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives; 26% said they were “often or very often burned out or stressed by their work.”
Kirsch also noted that nearly one in four Americans have admitted to being driven to tears because of workplace stress. Over half, or 62%, routinely find that they end the day with work-related neck pain, 44% reported stressed-out eyes, 38% complained of hurting hands and 34% reported difficulty in sleeping because they were too stressed-out. 12% of Americans have even called in sick because of job stress.
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