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Study: Work Stress Causes Depression

By September 20, 2013July 17th, 2019Uncategorized

According to a new study that was published in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, negative conditions at work cause a good deal of depression in adults. Some of the negative conditions listed in the study included low job satisfaction, little control and a lack of appreciation by employers.

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor. What they found was that workers who had a higher total “negative working conditions” score also showed higher scores in terms of depression. The highest scores were produced by those participants who had negative working environments.

“These findings add to the growing body of evidence that employment is an important source of divergence in mental health across midlife,” the researchers, led by Sarah A. Burgard, PhD, write.

Previous studies have already linked negative conditions at work to depressive episodes. Depression is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. SSRIs are commonly used to treat depression, but that category of drugs is linked to serious adverse effects. In fact, Paxil has been known to cause patients to suffer from violent and suicidal thoughts and behavior as well as lead to birth defects in babies born to mothers who take the pills while pregnant. The birth defects linked to Paxil use include PPHN, spina bifida, neural tube defects, oral clefts and heart, lung and brain defects.

With so many drugs out there to help patients cope with depression, doctors often prescribe the meds before trying other methods that have also been shown to work. Some of those drug-free methods of treatment include talk therapy, regular exercise, better nutrition and even yoga. These other methods have proven to be just as effective as drugs like Paxil, without any of the dangerous side effects. These methods also work in helping to treat and prevent anxiety.

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