High Job Stress Levels May Increase Risk Of Sick Leave Due To Mental Health Disorders

HealthDay (7/31) reports, “High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders,” according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. After analyzing “data from nearly 12,000 workers in Sweden” over the course of five years, researchers found that “workers with demanding jobs, high job strain and little social support at work were at greater risk for mental health sick leave, as were those with unhealthy lifestyles,” such as people who smoke.

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— “Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, July 31, 2015.

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