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‘Toxic’ workplace linked to a threefold increase in risk of depression

In addition to depression, toxic workplace cultures can have tangible repercussions on our physical health, too.

(Devrupa Rakshit/ The Swaddle) — An Australian study tracked the mental health of employees over the course of 12 months to conclude that poor mental health in employees was associated with the absence of a safe and supporting work environment in an organization.

Published in the British Medical Journal yesterday, the study noted a threefold increase in the risk of depression among employees, quantifying the emotional and mental toll of work stress. It also suggests how the mental health of employees reflects poor management practices that carry a general disregard for the employees’ well-being. (…)

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