Robots driving U.S. co-workers to substance abuse, mental health issues
While both countries saw reduced work-related injuries, in the U.S. exposure to robotics resulted in more adverse mental health effects whereas German workers saw no significant mental-health change.
Major study shows which supplements work for depression, anxiety and ADHD, and which don't
The new clinical guidelines are a significant piece of work that assists clinicians in an evidence-informed approach to the growing interest and use of supplements for major psychiatric disorders.
Higher risk of psychotropic medication after sexual harassment in the workplace
Harassment of any kind is due partly to a genetic tendency to bully, and also to stress and fear. People use harassment to establish dominance or to demonstrate dominance.
Childhood and adolescent suicides are a serious threat
Suicide is a leading cause of death among 10- to 14-year-olds in Florida. Studies in other US states as well as in Europe have come to broadly similar conclusions. What are we doing to our children?
When relationships break down, men are at risk of mental illness
When men transition out of relationships they are at increased risk of mental illness, including anxiety and depression, with marital separation quadrupling the risk of male suicide.
A new understanding of mental illness
The causes of psychiatric disorders are poorly understood. Now there is evidence that a wide range of early onset psychiatric problems (from depression, anxiety and addictions to dyslexia, bulimia, and ADHD) may be largely due to the combination of just three factors.
77 percent of suicides in UK and Europe are male
Step-by-Step, was launched in 2017 following a European Commission report which showed men account for 77 percent of all suicides in the continent. The project was based on the popular Men’s Sheds concept, which originated in 1980s Australia to improve the health and wellbeing of men deemed at high-risk of social isolation.
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.
Bullying others increases the risk of developing mental health problems and vice versa
Bullying has attracted a lot of research attention over the last few years. We have come to realize that bullies attract people, get promoted faster than others and have higher incomes. They also create a great deal of mental ill-health.
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.
Variable pay schemes can make workers ill
The incentive provided by sales commissions and bonus payments is motivating. However, as variable pay increases, so do stress levels. When variable remuneration accounts for about 30% of total remuneration, the pressure to perform increases rapidly and performance decreases.
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