The Paralysis of Depression in the Workplace

​Sadness, difficulty concentrating and making decisions, slowed thoughts. Depression can feel suffocating and never-ending to individuals who have it, and at work it can manifest in missed deadlines, tardiness and poor work quality.

Depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost of $17 billion to $44 billion to employers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Depression is a major cause of disability, absenteeism, presenteeism  and productivity loss among working-age adults.

While the cause of depression is not well-understood, work and nonwork factors play a role, the CDC noted. A number of studies, including one in the October 2018 issue of International Archives of Occupational and…

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Credit to Kathy Gurchiek for the original post.

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