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Is there a link between prolonged stress and depression?

Either at school, at work, at home, everyone may experience a stressful Situation one way or the other.

Stress is something that everyone experiences. However, not being able to manage stress in a healthy way is a concern. When stress is very high and/or prolonged, it can in turn lead to work-related psychological or physical injury. Bullying in school or workplace can also lead to depression.

What is work depression?

While a job may not cause depression, the environment may worsen symptoms for people who already live with depression.

“Any workplace or job can be a potential cause or a contributing factor for depression depending on the level of stress and available support at the workplace,” said Rashmi Parmar, MD, a psychiatrist at Community Psychiatry.

According to the World Health OrganizationTrusted Source (WHO), a negative working environment can lead to:

  • mental and physical health concerns

  • absenteeism

  • lost productivity

  • increased substance use

In our recent panel discussion on YOUTUBE, we we discuss the link between stress, bullying at school or workplace, how it may lead to depression and how to manage and overcome it.

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