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A number of scientific studies confirm the enormous toll workplace stress and depression take on employees – in term of both direct costs from utilization of the healthcare system and indirect costs from loss of productivity.
In a study, published in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of Health and Productivity (http://www.jhponline.org/) Dr. Alberto Colombi, et al. (Measuring Workplace Depression to Manage It, JHP 2012; 6(1): 5-12) examines this issue in a broader sense. Colombi writes that it is within the employers' interest to pursue outreach, education and treatment and underscores the importance of coming to grips with and managing the burden of worplace stress and depression.Apr 21, 2012