Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health
We live in a global society and there are people everywhere that hear the same messages about how important it is to be busy and productive. Feeling like leisure is wasteful and unproductive may lead to less happiness and higher levels of stress and depression.
Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%
Psychosocial safety climate (PSC) is the term used to describe management practices and communication and participation systems that protect workers’ mental health and safety. Poor workplace mental health can be traced back to poor management practices, priorities and values, which then flows through to high job demands and low resources.
Some people's brain chemistry makes them resilient to stress
The world is becoming less resilient thanks to increasing work, familial and societal stress—it’s estimated that 80 percent of first-time depressive episodes are preceded by significant, chronic life stress. But there may be hope on the horizon.
Female lawyers more likely to report stress, risky drinking than male lawyers
Recent reports indicate lawyers suffer from especially high rates of depression, anxiety, and substance misuse, as well as high rates of attrition, particularly among women. Binge drinking and problem gambling among female lawyers and other professionals was higher than that of males. On the other hand, cocaine use was higher among male lawyers.
Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population
Nurses and physicians face many similar risk factors for suicide, but in nurses those risk factors are potentially exacerbated by long hours and less autonomy. Has the focus on physician welfare come at the expense of the huge nursing workforce that, based on new data, appears at much higher risk?
Depressed people age more quickly
We have known for a long time that depression is responsible for a number of physical disorders including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Now we find that it might have even more pernicious effects which are very relevant to the issue of longevity.
Being male, BMI, smoking and depression all increase biological age
Most programs aiming to help the elderly have focused too much on just chronological age, overlooking the fact that people age at different rates depending on their genes, their lifestyle and the stressors that have occurred in their lives.
Common workplace interactions can trigger suicidal thoughts
Even perceived low-grade forms of workplace mistreatment, such as avoiding eye contact or excluding a coworker from conversation, can amplify suicidal thoughts in employees with mood disorders.
Male bosses negative toward depression
Depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental ill-health are among the most prevalent and rapidly growing categories of health problem worldwide. Stress-related mental ill-health is also the category of disorder that is increasing most among people on sick leave in advanced countries.
Youth depression tied to higher risk of 66 diseases and premature death
New research underscores how important it is that children and teenagers diagnosed with depression receive the help they need and that medical personnel monitor for subsequent psychiatric and somatic diseases.
Researchers link poor memory to media multitasking
Why do some of us have better memory recall than others? Things that happen even before you begin remembering are going to affect your memory recall and some of these factors are already within our control.
Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic coincide with a heavy mental health burden
People in countries with low rates of infection and fatalities still experience twice as much depression and anxiety. These outcomes are largely related to financial stress and disruptions to people’s social lives.
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