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Writers Included on List of ’10 Careers With High Rates of Depression’

Health.com has included writers on a list of “10 Careers With High Rates of Depression.” The article also singled out teachers and social workers, among other professions.

Here’s more from the post: “These jobs can bring irregular paychecks, uncertain hours, and isolation. Creative people may also have higher rates of mood disorders; about 9% reported an episode of major depression in the previous year. In men, it’s the job category most likely to be associated with an episode of major depression.”

We’d also add alcohol abuse, shyness, and lack of sunshine to the list of factors making some writers more depressed than other professionals. What do you do to stay happy and healthy as a writer?

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