Stress and Anxiety Contributing in Higher Hospitalization Rates

Stress and Anxiety Contributing in Higher Hospitalization RatesThe number of people being treated for stress have doubled in past few months, in England. It has been reported that in the past 12 months, there have been 6,370 hospital admissions because of acute stress.

As compared to last year, there has been an increase of 421 admissions. The findings have been brought to light by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. People in the age group of 18 to 60 have highest hospitalizations.

According to the Mental Health Foundation, the rise in the hospitalization has resulted from acute emotional and stress levels because of the shaken economy of the nation. The Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, Dr. Andrew McCulloch said, "Concerns about money and debt place huge pressure on people's mental well-being, so it is not surprising if stress and anxiety rise in times of economic crisis".

People are facing many problems at the same time. Financial difficulties have led to job insecurity, homelessness and fear of getting bankrupt. The health authorities are doing their best to bring peace to the life of people. However, much is required to be done at national level.