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We need better workplace interventions for common mental disorders

Gabrielle Lis

Tackle the psychosocial work environment if you want to see higher productivity, less sickness absence and timely, durable RTW for workers with CMDs such as depression and anxiety, say Swedish researchers.

[[A systematic review of evidence into workplace interventions for common mental disorders (CMDs) conducted by occupational health providers found that most don't tackle workplace psychosocial factors. This omission is despite mounting evidence that the psychosocial work environment has a strong influence on the mental wellbeing of workers. Researchers believe it is a key reason why many occupational health interventions fail to achieve better re...

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