Study: Working More Hours Leads To Depression

Working too many hours could lead to depression, according to a new study out of the United Kingdom.

The report which observed 2,000 civil servants in Britain finds those who work more than 11 hours a day, compared to those working seven to eight hours, are twice as likely to be depressed.

Researchers found the relationship existed even after they accounted for each participant's lifestyle and demographics, which could influence their risk for depression.

They say occasionally working overtime could be beneficial, but making it a long-term habit appears to have a negative impact on mental health.


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  • by workaholic Location: gville on Jan 26, 2012 at 08:54 AM
    I was happier working 2 jobs, 40 hrs mon-fri on one and 6-11 5 days a week. First job (day) I did not have contact with people much, loved night job meeting alot of new and interesting people. I guess it depends on why you have to work long hours (family/finances,etc).
  • by B Location: MHC on Jan 26, 2012 at 08:14 AM
    yea they need a study to figure it out. which also required a "professional" to tell them that
  • by Workin Man on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:34 AM
    Yeah...I work 12-14hrs a day 5 days a week at two jobs. I see my employees more than my wife and my dogs!! I don't need a survey to tell me that it SUCKS!!!
  • by Brian Location: Greenville on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:17 AM
    Hahaha! Who would have guessed? At least now it's scientifically proven.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:42 AM
    They needed a study to figure this out?
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