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Depression Keeps Many US Workers Off the Job

Nov. 12, 2014 Medscape

Depression is affecting workplace productivity in America, according to a new survey released today.

It shows that nearly a quarter of American workers have been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime and that more than one third needed time off from work because of depression.

“The survey provides evidence surrounding the detrimental impact of depression on the US workforce and the associated stigma of the disease,” Brian Klepper, chief executive officer of the National Business Coalition on Health, said in a news release.

“The results demonstrate the vital need for employers to provide support and resources in the workplace for those suffering from this debilitating disease,” Klepper added.

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