While some 13 million Americans are out of work these days, those still with jobs might have a strange new thing to worry about — getting a promotion can be bad for you, a new study suggests.
British researchers found that when people get promoted, they suffer on average about 10 percent more mental strain and are less likely to find the time to go to the doctor.
"Getting a promotion at work is not as great as many people think. Our research finds that the mental health of managers typically deteriorates after a job promotion, and in a way that goes beyond merely a short-term change," said Chris Boyce of theUniversityofWarwick. "There are no indications of any health improvements for promoted people other than reduced attendance at GP surgeries [i.e. doctors visits], which may itself be something to worry about rather than celebrate."
Other research has found stress can be deadly, raising the risk of everything from the common cold to cancer. Other recent revelations about stress:其他的研究发现，压力可能是致命的，会提升包括从普通的感冒到癌症在内的所有疾病的患病机会。其他的一些和压力有关的近期发现包括：
* Stress makes us forget things.
* Happily married women suffer less stress.
* Job stress in particular has been shown to fuel disease.
Those who were promoted reported on average a 20 percent fall in their visits to a doctor following their promotion. The researchers figure this owed to the stress of the new job and the sudden lack of time.
The research, using data from an annual survey of Brits, included information about 1,000 people who had been promoted. The findings will be presented later this month at a conference of the Royal Economic Society.
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