A clinical perspective on workplace depression: Current and future directions

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify and propose potential solutions to challenges encountered by clinical and consulting occupational and environmental medicine practitioners in the management of workplace depression. METHOD: A review of English-language medical literature from 1960 to the present. RESULTS: Numerous consequences and challenges to clinical management of workplace depression are recognized. Several potential present and future roles of the practitioner-in prevention, initial recognition and management, appropriate referral, care integration, stakeholder advocacy and education, and administration-are identified, and specific interventions are proposed and explored. CONCLUSION: Numerous opportunities exist for clinical and consulting practitioners to intervene to improve the current management of workplace depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-513
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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