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New Survey Shows How Authority Impacts Depression in Men & Women

freelance_personalAccording to a new study published by The Journal of Health & Social Behavior, authoritative roles at work impact men and women differently.

Researchers analyzed data between 1993 and 2004. Participants were monitored in terms of their job positions and how their roles impacted the incidence of depression symptoms.

Here’s what researchers found: women with job authority defined as hiring, firing and influencing pay have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without the same authority.

On the contrary, men in authoritative positions at the office demonstrated fewer symptoms of depression than their male counterparts who didn’t have authoritative responsibilities. And when compared side by side, women in authoritative positions showcased more depression symptoms than men in similar authoritative jobs. Read more

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New Survey Reveals Employees Diagnosed With Depression Have Increased Absenteeism

According to a new Gallup survey, Americans who have been diagnosed with depression at one point in their lives have cumulatively missed 68 million additional days of work each year compared to their non-depressed peers.

And if you’re an employer, this is all hitting your bottom line. This equates to $23 billion in lost productivity! (Yes, we said billion.)

The survey collected data from 237,615 full-time employees and 66,010 part-time employees during 2011 and 2012. Turns out, full-time employees who were diagnosed missed approximately 8.7 days throughout the year due to their health. Keep in mind this should be compared to people who weren’t diagnosed with depression. The latter population missed an average of 4.6 days per year. Read more