Stories of individuals dying soon after their partner are common. A study found that during the first week after bereavement, mortality was twice the expected rate.
There is a strong association between sustained stressful life events and the onset of symptoms in functional gastrointestinal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
Studies have found significant evidence that elevated levels of stress and diminished social support accelerates the progression of HIV infection.
Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and asthmaare all known to have psychological aspects to them. A stressful day at the office can have you scratching as you reach for the asthma pump.