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Depression: Optimising care for the employee and the workplace

Tom Wells-Quinn

Depression exacerbates and prolongs pain. What does this mean for the workplace?

Take Home Messages: Optimising depression management in the workplace gives a 10% increase in productivity and reduces the number of days employees are absent by 25%. Although the costs of better treatment may be higher, they should be considered in light of these significant improvements to workplace efficiency. Depression worsens other chronic illnesses a person may have, such as diabetes, and is likely to make people less healthy ...

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