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Depression, anxiety and fatigue care can improve productivity

Tom Wells-Quinn

Depression is the most significant contributor to reduced productivity

Take Home Messages: Of all long term health problems, depression has the greatest adverse effect on productivity. Fatigue, sleep disturbance and anxiety are more common in people with depression. If they occur in workers who are depressed, then they will further reduce productivity. The combination of sleep-fatigue problems, anxiety, and depression causes the most significant loss of productivity. It results in an average loss of 14.9 days of ...

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