Uk experiences symptoms of Money sickness syndrome (MSS) due to improper management of finance. In a research conducted by the insurance giant AXA found that Britons have increased stress and other health related problems due to the feeling that they are not in control of their finance.
About 43% of the Britons have experienced symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, headaches, a 'tight' feeling in the stomach, nausea and diarrhoea, indigestion, a lack of appetite, poor sleep irritability and mood swings, general nervousness, poor concentration and forgetfulness, poor judgment and decision-making, and negative thoughts.
About 4 million people in Britain had admitted that they had taken time off from their wok due to money worries.
Dr Roger Henderson, stress expert comments that 5% of the UK population suffer from this syndrome. About ten million people admit that they have had problems in their personal life and have experienced strained relationships due to money worries. Nearly one in five people say that anxiety over their finances has damaged their sex life. Money worries affect one's health and result in more complex problems.
When one of the participants in AXA's yearlong research project, Ben Cox, 31, from Brighton was interviewed that he worried about his finance very week as a result he is short-tempered and irritable. He is also complained of having interrupted sleep and this has increased his intake of alcohol significantly.