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Working Overtime Connected To Depression

A new study from Britain finds that working overtime seems to substantially increase a person’s risk of developing depression.

The study learned that workers who averaged 11 hours of work a day were about two and half time more likely to develop depression than their colleagues who only worked seven or eight hours a day. The connection continued even after the researchers accounted for specific factors like job strain, the level of support in the workplace, alcohol use, smoking and chronic physical diseases.

Depression is the leading mental health disorder in the United States.

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