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Techno-stress, the new psychopathology of the "digital age"

Techno-stress is the order of the day, mobile devices have absorbed our brains and we do not live if we do not carry even our cell phone with us.

Techno-stress, the new psychopathology of the "digital age"

Technology forces workers to continuously assume new knowledge and changes in their jobs, which sometimes generates tension and overexertion, something called "techno stress" and which is an "emerging" job risk.

This has been explained to EFE by the professor of the International University of La Rioja (UNIR), Tatiana Cuervo, who promotes a study and different works aimed at raising awareness that "techno stress" is another occupational risk.

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In fact, it is an issue that can lead to casualties and other problems in companies, if they do not take it into account as an occupational risk, he said.

She acknowledged that "so far not much attention has been paid" to this issue in the academic world, "but companies are increasingly aware of this problem", especially when "they find workers who are not able to adapt to technological changes in their jobs. "

The truth is that these types of devices facilitate our day to day and manage to keep us informed of everything we need, but all this information generates what is called techno-stress.

 

There are a series of problems derived from techno-stress:

1. Information overload

2. Addiction

3. Sleep problems

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4. Headaches.

5. Muscle aches.

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6. Gastrointestinal disorders.

Although the most frequent symptoms to detect if a person suffers from techno-stress are irritability, very heavy sleep or spending the day checking email.

There are solutions to treat techno-stress, among them are:

1. Rest 10 minutes for every hour of work in front of the computer.

2. Use your mobile phone in moderation.

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3. Write by hand and not just in front of the keyboard.

4. Reduce bad posture habits.

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Job stress in general is considered the new emerging occupational risk of this millennium. Take a good look, because the first symptom is the anxiety.

You can get to express through episodes of irritability or stubborn resistance to receiving instructions on the operation of any technological element.

Arymel García

Editor of muii.in. Passionate about nutrition and healthy living, I have been a content creator for 8 years.+ info

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