Beth McHugh in her article Anxiety: The New Plague of the Millennium states:
“Stress and anxiety have overtaken the contagious disease that once plagued our grandparents and are regarded as the new epidemics of the 21st century. Having developed vaccines for any number of communicable and deadly diseases we are now left with the unease of …show more content…
Continual stress also takes a toll on the body 's immune system, causing frequent colds and other illnesses. Psychologically, stress can lead to depression, anxiety and even panic attacks. Specifically, the stress produced by aggression in the workplace has "been associated with physical and psychological distress, resulting in decreased productivity, commitment and loyalty," says Harmon. Also, victims of or witnesses to violence in the workplace may suffer from a range of trauma-related illness including post-traumatic stress …show more content…
(Evans 2001: Evans, LePore & Schroeder 1996) (Psychology Applied Science to Modern Life. Pg73. Weiten: Lloyd: Dunn; Hammer).
Other studies have shown a link between behavioural problems, anxiety, depression and violence and anger among urban youth and exposure to community violence as either a victim or witness.(Foster, Kupermic & Price 2004: Thompson & Massat 205: Psychology Applied Science to Modern Life. Pg73. Weiten: Lloyd: Dunn; Hammer)
While stress may be usually associated with personal experiences global and environment disasters and stressors can impact on behaviour. While the stress of the event may have subsided many of the behaviours remain.
Global warming and climate change is a current topic of interests and the stress of the consequences if something is not done affects many of the world’s population. This has resulted in people changing behaviour to reduce green house