Mariska van Aswegen, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics had the following to say, "To some, certain occupations might not appear stressful. But, in reality, they are. Sitting behind a desk all day might seem like a cosy job. But, many white-collar professions can produce an enormous amount of stress."
“Of particular concern, however, is the high level of stress that participants across various career fields reported. More than 31% referred to their jobs as extremely stressful, 40% described their job-stress as mild, while only 29% cited work-stress as manageable. “Chronic stress can have a long-term effect on the mind and body. When stress starts interfering with your ability to live a normal life, it becomes even more dangerous. Chronic stress may also cause disease, either because of changes in your body or overeating, smoking, and other bad habits people use to cope with stress. If you experience constant job strain, it increases the stress hormone, cortisol, which affects many brain functions and could in turn increase your risk of depression and anxiety. “To many, persistent stress and anxiety are a normal part of life. But it shouldn’t be. Make a point of measuring how much stress is in your life by identifying the situations that cause it most, how often these occur, and what you can do to prevent it,” advises van Aswegen.