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Returning to work. The role of depression

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posted on 25.07.2012 by Fehmidah Munir, Joanna Yarker, Cheryl Haslam, Aadil Kazi, Lindsey Cooper, Catherine Mackay, Rowan Myron
This study was carried out by Loughborough University and funded by the Foundation's grants programme. It examines the role of depression in returning to work after a period of sickness absence across four types of chronic illnesses: depression and anxiety, back pain, heart disease and cancer. The report shows that almost half (45%) of those with a physical condition experienced mild to moderate depression, but were more worried about telling their employer about their mental health issues than their cancer or heart disease. Despite the fact that depression impacted on their well-being and ability to function at work, most felt unable to tell their line managers about the difficulties they were facing.

Funding

Mental Health Foundation

History

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Citation

MUNIR, F., YARKER, J., HASLAM, C. ... et al., 2009. Returning to work. The role of depression. London: The Mental Health Foundation.

Publisher

The Mental Health Foundation and Loughborough University

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2009

Notes

This is a report prepared for the Mental Health Foundation. It is also available at: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/returning-to-work/

ISBN

9781906162313

Language

en

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