Many Workers With Depression Don’t Seek Treatment

A Canadian study suggest more than half of workers who report symptoms of depression do not perceive a need for treatment.

The study, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, investigated barriers to mental health care experienced by workers and the resulting impact on productivity.

Investigators discovered as many as 40% of participants were experiencing significant depressive symptoms and, of that group, 52.8% did not recognize a need to seek help. Similar rates have also been observed in population studies in the United States and Australia.

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