Some 64 percent of employees report having high levels of stress, accompanied by extreme fatigue or feeling out of control, according to the annual StressPulse survey conducted by ComPsych Corp.

 According to ComPsych Corp., the world’s largest provider of employee-assistance programs, 29 percent of survey of employees miss three to six days per year due to stress, while 16 percent miss more than six days per year.

“Sustained, high levels of stress have a deleterious effect on work product as well as physical health,” said Dr. Richard Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych. “Proactively addressing stress is becoming part of an overall well-being strategy for employers, and we are seeing an increased effort to address both the mental and physical aspects of stress through integrated EAP and wellness programs.”