Depression-related short-term disability in an employed population.

  title={Depression-related short-term disability in an employed population.},
  author={Carolyn S Dewa and P. T. H. Goering and Elizabeth Lin and Michael Paterson},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={44 7},
There has been a growing realization that the number of workplace disability claims for mental and nervous disorders is increasing. Yet, little is known about the working population disabled by these disorders. Absence of basic information describing this population makes it virtually impossible to plan effective workplace programs. Using administrative data collected from three major Canadian financial/insurance sector employers, we focus on one group of disorders--depression. In this study… CONTINUE READING

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