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Document ID (ISN)111642
CIS number 11-0439
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Madsen I.E., Diderichsen F., Burr H., Rugulies R.
Title Person-related work and incident use of antidepressants: Relations and mediating factors from the Danish work environment cohort study
Bibliographic information Nov. 2010, Vol.36, No.6, p.435-444. 63 ref.
Abstract Previous Danish studies have shown that employees who work with people are at increased risk of hospitalization with a diagnosis of depression. This study examines whether person-related work is associated with incident use of antidepressants, and whether this association is mediated by several work environment exposures. Self-reported data from 4958 participants in the Danish work environment cohort study in 2000 were linked with the use of antidepressants between 2001 and 2006. Compared to employees doing non-person-related work, the use of antidepressants was increased statistically significantly for healthcare workers and statistically non-significantly for educational workers. The use of antidepressants was not elevated for social or customer service workers, or those doing other types of person-related work. The increased risks of antidepressant-use for healthcare and educational workers were attenuated when adjusted for emotional demands at work. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; drug dependence; depressive neurosis; psychology and sociology; human relations
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; social workers; teaching; health care personnel
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors
Teaching and educational institutions
Health care services