Doctors are reporting a large increase in impotence, drug addiction and
eating disorders because of the growth of workplace stress.
A survey of UK GPs has found that surgeries are increasingly filled with
patients made ill by workplace bullying, stress and working excessively long
Seven in 10 of the 265 GPs quizzed by Norwich Union Healthcare said as many
as half of all the stress cases they deal with are work related.
A separate survey of 3,500 workers by union Amicus, found that one in five
is too tired for sex, while the majority felt they had too little time with
Chris Ball, Amicus national secretary, said: "Forcing people to work
excessive hours is the work equivalent to a low carb diet – immediate results
but with potentially damaging effects on the health of your business."
"British Airways workers striking over long hours showed how seriously
the modern workforce takes health and safety and the hours they are asked to
work," he added.