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Challenges and opportunities for preventing depression

Tom Wells-Quinn

This article explores some of the ways to manage and prevent major depression in the workplace.

Take Home Messages: Employers should be aware of and manage risk factors for depression. Some risk factors such as a close family member with depression or previous depressive episodes cannot be modified. Others, like poor perceived job control and unclear and unattainable work goals, can be influenced by employers. Employers should recognise and screen high risk employees as part of preventing depression. Other prevention strategies include...

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