|Document ID (ISN)||109577|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Brousse G., Fontana L., Ouchchane L., Boisson C., Gerbaud L., Bourguet D., Perrier A., Schmitt A., Llorca P.M., Chamoux A.
||Psychopathological features of a patient population of targets of workplace bullying
||Mar. 2008, Vol.58, No.2, p.122-128. 34 ref.
||http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/58/2/122 [in English]
||The objective of this study was to evaluate levels of stress and anxiety-depression disorder developed by targets of workplace bullying and to characterize this population in terms of psychopathology and socio-demographic features. Forty-eight patients (36 women and 12 men) meeting Leymann criteria for bullying were included in a prospective study. Evaluations were performed at first consultation and at 12 months using a standard clinical interview and several tests for stress, including the Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD) scale. Stress at work and depression significantly influenced capacity to return to work. At 12-month assessments, subjects working showed a significantly better score on the HAD scale than those still not working. Over half the targets presented a neuroticism-related predominant personality trait. Workplace bullying can have severe mental health repercussions, triggering serious and persistent underlying disorders.
||bullying; France; risk factors; mental health; stress factors; anxiety
||sickness absenteeism; depressive neurosis; personality disorders; social aspects; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; character
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Bullying and mobbing
Mental stress and burnout