These symptoms interfere with an employee's sense of well-being and can result in poor health behaviors. However, they are not likely to jeopardize long-term health if stressful conditions are not sustained over a long period of time.
Long Term Effects
Chronic, sustained exposure to stressful working conditions can result in a variety of long term health problems, including:
Decades of international research has demonstrated that chronic job stress contributes to cardiovascular disease (CVD) through several mechanisms.
For a diagram on long term health effects, go to long-term health effects of job stress.
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