Why Being A Workaholic May Lead To Depression? Read Here

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New Delhi: All our lives we have believed in the adage that work is worship and how working never did anyone any harm. It turns out now that if you are a workaholic, then there are chances you may suffer negative mental and physical health issues such as depression, anxiety or sleep disorder, says a new study.

The study indicates that people with higher work addiction risk compared to people with low work addiction risk have twice the risk of developing depression. It was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, reported The New Indian Express (TNIE) quoting IANS.

Sleep quality was lower in workers with a high risk of work addiction compared to workers with a low risk of work addiction. Also, women had almost twice the work addiction risk than men, the researchers said.

“We found that job demands could be the most important factor that can develop work addiction risk. So this factor should be controlled or should be investigated by the organization’s manager, for example, HR staff, psychologists,” researcher Morteza Charkhabi from Higher School of Economics in Russia was quoted as saying.

Who is a workaholic?

Workaholics are people who usually work seven and more hours more than others per week.

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