In Stressful Jobs, Depression Risk Rises With Hours Worked, Study in New Doctors Finds

October 19, 2022


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Mental health and self-care awareness has become a more critical focal point in society since the onset of the pandemic. Researchers from the University of Michigan suggest that working 90 or more hours a week was associated with depression symptom scores three times larger than the change in depression symptoms among those working 40 to 45 hours a week. The study also found that a higher percentage of those who work more hours have scores that align with a moderate to a severe depression diagnosis.

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