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Document ID (ISN)108181
CIS number 08-731
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DMT 112 TC 116
Author(s) Durand E.
Title Psychotropic drugs and work (II) - Antidepressants
Original title Médicaments psychotropes et travail (II) - Médicaments antidépresseurs [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2007, No.112, p.487-508. Illus. 96 ref.
Internet access$File/TC116.pdf [in French]
Abstract This literature survey addresses the use of antidepressants at work. The most recent publications on the topic cite a prevalence of depression of around 10% in the general population and a similar level in the working population. The consequences of antidepressants on work are little known. This article sheds light on current understanding with respect to vigilance, driving and co-exposure to toxic substances, and proposes several decision support tools aimed at occupational physicians. The ethical and practical aspects of medical treatment of employees are discussed, together with the issues of staying at work and returning to work.
Descriptors (primary) drug dependence; occupational medicine; risk factors; depressive neurosis
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; vigilance tasks; sickness absenteeism; toxic substances; industrial physicians; drivers; synergism; medical treatment; ethics; work aptitude
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Ethical issues
Alcohol and drug abuse