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Comparing suffering may stop people seeking help for depression and anxiety
People make inaccurate judgements about their depression and anxiety symptoms based on their perception of the suffering of those around them
From the University of Warwick media release:
The paper, "Am I Abnormal? Relative Rank and Social Norm Effects in Judgements of Anxiety and Depression Symptom Severity" was published in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
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Study examines impact of workplace, financial stress on health behavioursStudies highlight the negative impact workplace and financial stress can have on health behaviours
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Depression indicators predict work disabilty more than disease activity or response to therapyFocus on well-being could keep patients with arthritis in workforce, when a single depression statement identified those patients more likely to request disability pension
Universal paid sick leave reduces spread of fluUniversal access to paid sick days would reduce flu cases in the workplace by nearly 6% and estimated it to be more effective for small, compared to large, workplaces
Study links workplace daylight exposure to sleep, activity, and quality of lifeDay-shift office workers quality of life and sleep may be improved via emphasis on light exposure and lighting levels in current offices as well as in the design of future offices
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