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Bipolar Disorder Means Huge Losses at Work
A study by Harvard researchers published in the September 2006 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that U.S. workers with bipolar disorder had an average of 65.5 "lost" days per year--more than twice the rate for workers with major depression....
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What's Everyone So Stressed Out About? Financial Concerns, Obligations Top the List
Results of a survey of more than 2700 adults show that 74 percent of people experience stress related to rising prices, 53 percent over not having money for emergencies and 36 percent over paying for basic necessities. Outside of the financial sphere, more...
'The mere presence of money changes people'
A series of experiments conducted by University of Minnesota researcher Katherine Vohs show that money not only causes people to work harder toward their own goals--but also to distance themselves from others. When primed with pictures or thoughts of money...
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Article: Dealing with 'Desk-Rage'
"Desk-rage," or outbursts of anger at work, are on the rise. In a 2001 survey of workers, 42 percent reported yelling or verbal abuse in their office while 10 percent reported physical violence. Corporate consultants report a growing acceptance of such beh...
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Article: Parents' Jobs Stress Children Too
The average American work week has increased ten hours in the last 30 years and with this jump has come more stress at home--for parent and child alike, scientists reported this week at the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association. A study...
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Report Rates Depression Risk by Occupation
Is your job bringing you down? The problem could be the field you work in, shows a new report from the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on depression in working adults by occupational field.
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Overtime Linked to Depression and Anxiety
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway compared 1350 individuals who work 41 to 100 hours per week with 9092 workers who worked 40 hours per week or less using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (PDF).
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Can Summer Jobs Prevent Teen Suicide?
Holding a summer job has surprising benefits for teens at risk of suicide.
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Happiest Couples Share Work Equally
New research shows that couples who split paid and unpaid work about equally report highest levels of happiness and life satisfaction.
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New Research Finds Set Point Theory Of Happiness Flawed
For years psychologists have theorized that we have a genetically set happiness point that we return to even after major setbacks or joys. However, new research suggests that in fact, happiness levels are not static and in fact tend to increase over time.
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Study Shows: Nice Guys Do Finish Last
Getting passed up for promotions for the jerk in the cubicle next to you? Your niceness really may be to blame--especially if you're a man.
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