Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%

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Bullying in a work unit affects the victim, but also the perpetrator and team members who witness that behaviour, resulting in everyone in the same unit experiencing burnout as a result. 


(University of South Australia/ Neuroscience News) — A year-long Australian population study has found that full time workers employed by organisations that fail to prioritise their employees’ mental health have a threefold increased risk of being diagnosed with depression.

And while working long hours is a risk factor for dying from cardiovascular disease or having a stroke, poor management practices pose a greater risk for depression, the researchers found. (…)

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