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The elephant in the boardroom

How depression and stress kill productivity
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In a hypercompetitive global economy, organizations must be “on” 24/7. Yet this scramble for perpetual performance is taking a harsh toll on employees. They relentlessly push to get ahead and stay ahead—working longer days, emailing after hours, taking fewer vacations—often with little acknowledgment for their efforts.


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What are the psychological aspects of amputation?

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As a safety and health professional, there will inevitably be those trying times when you must counsel a worker who has lost a finger, multiple fingers, a hand, or an entire arm to a work-related injury.


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'Negative Working Conditions Score' linked to depression

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Adverse working conditions are associated with the risk of depression in working-age adults, suggests a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Combination of long hours, demanding jobs increases depression risk

Making changes reduces likelihood
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Employees who work long hours with high job demands are more likely to develop depression, suggests a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
 


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Is it winter blues? Or something more serious?

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During the darker days of winter, more people report feeling depressed and tired. For many, it’s a normal response to less sunlight, but for others, it can be a clinical form of depression called seasonal affective disorder.


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Get through the holiday blues

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The holidays aren't joyous for everyone. This time of year can bring stress and feelings of loneliness. Exercise, focusing on positive relationships, and doing things that you find rewarding can help with depression. Get tips on what to do if you feel depressed. Keep in mind that winter depression could be a sign of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is caused by the lack of sunlight. Treatment for SAD is much like other forms of depression, but may also involve light therapy.


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Reducing depression risks at work: Let’s get serious

By Kim Krisberg

It’s often said that hard work never hurt anybody. It’s a cliché with which occupational health folks and thousands of injured workers would undoubtedly disagree. And while tragic and often preventable physical injuries may be the easiest to see and document, other work-related health risks are much harder to pick up on. One such risk is depression.


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Back pain, depression cause presenteeism among nurses

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New research finds that musculoskeletal pain and mental health issues experienced by nurses significantly impact presenteeism (reduced on-the-job productivity as a result of health problems).


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Let's trash the stress and depression stigma

By Dave Johnson

Other than Dr. John Howard, NIOSH director, and NIOSH itself, we hear little in the U.S. about job stress and job-related depression from government agencies.


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The many faces of depression

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Depression isn’t a one-size-fits-all illness, according to the Harvard University Medical College Healthbeat newsletter.


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