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Fast Facts


 AIS Overview: History, Mission, Vision for the Future

AIS Brochure General Info-  2.13.13



2014 Stress Statistics

Statistic Verification
Source: American Psychological Association, American Institute of Stress, NY
Research Date: 7.8.2014
Top Causes of Stress in the U.S.
Cause Factors
Job Pressure Co-Worker Tension, Bosses, Work Overload
Money Loss of Job, Reduced Retirement, Medical Expenses
Health Health Crisis, Terminal or Chronic Illness
Relationships Divorce, Death of Spouse, Arguments with Friends, Loneliness
Poor Nutrition Inadequate Nutrition, Caffeine, Processed Foods, Refined Sugars
Media Overload Television, Radio, Internet, E-Mail, Social Networking
Sleep Deprivation Inability to release adrenaline and other stress hormones
U.S Stress Statistics Data
Percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress 77 %
Regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress 73 %
Feel they are living with extreme stress 33 %
Feel their stress has increased over the past five years 48 %
Cited money and work as the leading cause of their stress 76 %
Reported lying awake at night due to stress 48 %
Stress Impact Statistics
Percent who say stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional life 48 %
Employed adults who say they have difficulty managing work and family responsibilities. 31 %
Percent who cited jobs interfering with their family or personal time as a significant source of stress. 35 %
Perccent who said stress has caused them to fight with people close to them 54 %
Reported being alienated from a friend or family member because of stress 26 %
Annual costs to employers in stress related health care and missed work. $300 Billion
Percent who say they are “always” or “often” under stress at work 30 %
People who cited physical symptoms experienced the following
Fatigue 51 %
Headache 44 %
Upset stomach 34 %
Muscle tension 30 %
Change in appetite 23 %
Teeth grinding 17 %
Change in sex drive 15 %
Feeling dizzy 13 %
People who cited psychological symptoms experienced the following
Irritability or anger 50 %
Feeling nervous 45 %
Lack of energy 45 %
Feeling as though you could cry 35 %

Stress Management Fact Sheets:

10 Proven Stress Busters

10 Crucial Points About Stress

50 Common Signs and Symptoms of Stress

Effects of Stress

Story and Segment Ideas


AIS Leadership Biographies:

Chairman of The Board
Paul J. Rosch, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.P.

AIS President
Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS

Both Dr. Rosch and Dr. Kirsch are available for interview. Below are some sample interview questions for each. Both can speak on a wide variety of topics beyond those listed here. These short lists give a introductory example of the kind of interview that they typically provide. 

Sample Interview Questions- Rosch

Sample Interview Questions- Kirsch