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Cognitive Impairment, Depression in the Workplace

In a society that depends on intellectual productivity for competitiveness in our economy, impairment in work function can be detrimental. In order to maximize “human capital,” there is mounting interest in understanding how to optimize brain health at both the individual and population level.

It is well established that mental illness significantly affects individuals’ ability to contribute to complex modern workplace demands, reducing work function and productivity while simultaneously increasing absenteeism and disability costs. Notably, major depressive disorder (MDD) has been reported to affect work outcomes more negatively compared with other mental illnesses due to its high prevalence and its recurrent and chronic illness course.

Read full article at http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/mood-disorders/cognitive-impairment-and-depression-inhibits-work-function-and-productivity/article/486118/