Mental Health and Work


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Exposure to Stress in Hospitals

Occupational stress has been a long-standing concern of the health care industry. Studies indicate that health care workers have higher rates of substance abuse and suicide than other professions and elevated rates of depression and anxiety linked to job stress.

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Depression at Work

“The Department of Health and the Confederation of British Industry, using different definitions, estimate that between 15% and 20% of employees will experience some form of mental health difficulty during their working lives, with depression representing the largest percentage of this problem.”

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