About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Many People With Depression Suffer in Silence

by Kathy Jones on September 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM
Font : A-A+

 Many People With Depression Suffer in Silence

A new study conducted by Australian researchers suggests that four in five people who suffer from depression opt to suffer in silence rather than inform about their problems to their work colleagues.

The study, titled 'The Elephant in the Boardroom: Getting Mentally Fit for Work', was led by Graeme Cowen, who along with his colleagues, surveyed over 4,000 Australians suffering from depression and stress disorders and found that over 86 percent of them were willing to keep quiet about their problems rather than informing them to their co-workers.


Almost 90 percent of them said that equating mental health disorders with physical illnesses could reduce the stigma in the workplace associated with mental illnesses while 79 percent said that they would like to see a mental health policy that addressed the rights of employees and prevented discrimination against a person suffering from mental illness.

"One of the things is having a manager or people around them who seem to care about them as a person. Having emotional support is perhaps the most important thing. Organizations need to make available easy to find, anonymously accessed, resources and information. I have never seen stress levels higher amongst Australian employees", Cowan said.

Source: Medindia


Recommended Reading

Latest Mental Health News

How to Diagnose and Manage Depression in Adolescents: a New Review for Clinicians
A recent review strives to assist primary care clinicians in identifying and treating the under-diagnosed condition of depression in adolescents.
Can the Heat Scorch Your Mental Health?
Hospitals have reported an increase in mental illnesses with the scorching temperatures this summer.
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Unseen Battle of Adolescent Depression in Canada
Undetected and untreated adolescent depression in Canada calls for improved care.
From Storm to Serenity: How to Transform Workplace Conflicts into Opportunities?
Within every workplace, conflicts are inevitable occurrences that can stem from diverse reasons and requires better measures to be settled.
The Unseen Effects of Childhood Physical Abuse: Psychologically Flourishing in Adulthood
People who have experienced physical abuse in their childhood move on to achieve increased levels of life satisfaction and psychological well-being.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Many People With Depression Suffer in Silence Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests