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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Workplace Stress, Depression, and the Overuse of Antidepressant Drugs in the Workplace

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An Interview with Dr. Richard Lippin, an Expert on Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Dr. Cohen: Dr. Lippin, for many years you have been concerned about stress and depression in the workplace and the use of antidepressants medications.  Why?
Dr. Lippin: As an administrator and doctor in occupational health settings for over 30 years, I've seen many depressed workers.  This is a huge, growing, well-documented problem.  Of the 47 million Americans who suffer from depression, probably over 70% or about 33 million are part of the nation's workforce.  Depression costs employers $44 billion a year in lost productive time...
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