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Understanding Depression and Work

Why should employers be concerned about depression and how to address it most effectively among their employees? Depressive disorders are often episodic and can be chronic, meaning that the personal and social burdens of these conditions due to disability, utilization of healthcare services, and impaired quality of life are substantial. In addition to the personal toll on the people it affects, depression can be a very costly illness for employers. When employers understand the complexities of this illness and the best strategies for helping employees, it benefits everyone.

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