Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
Tags: long | hours | work | depression | risk

Working Long Hours Raises Depression Risk

Thursday, 26 January 2012 05:42 PM EST

Here’s a no-brainer: Workers who log long hours are much more likely to develop clinical depression than those who put in a regular shift, new research shows.
The six-year study of more than 2,100 British civil servants found those who work shifts that average more than 11 hours have more than double the risk of becoming depressed than their colleagues who work seven-to-eight-hour days.
It didn’t matter how stressful the work is and mid-level employees are at greater risk than their higher ups, researchers found.
The study, published in the journal Public Library of Science ONE, found the connection, regardless of whether workers faced such factors as job strain, used alcohol, were smokers or had chronic health conditions.
This study was based on information gathered on the workers in 1997–1999 and then again in 2002–2004.
“Compared with working 40 hours per week at most, working more than 55 hours per week was associated with lower scores,” researchers wrote, adding: “This study shows that long working hours may have a negative effect on cognitive performance in middle age.”

© HealthDay

A study of British workers finds those who work 11-hour days are more likely to be depressed than those putting in a normal shift.
Thursday, 26 January 2012 05:42 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
You May Also Like
Get Newsmax Text Alerts

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved