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Musculoskeletal problems with anxiety / depression - double trouble.

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

People with musculoskeletal disorders and accompanying depression or anxiety have reduced levels of workforce participation. Tailored return-to-work programs that offer more intensive and continuous levels of support may help.

Take Home Messages / Tools: People with musculoskeletal disorders and who are simultaneously depressed or anxious are less likely to participate in the workforce than those with either of these disorders alone. Return-to-work programs for these groups should be tailored to include coordinated assessment and treatment of both the psychosocial and physical factors associated with their disorders. Why the research matters: Musculoskeletal condit...

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