Nature and prevalence of mental illness in the workplace.

  title={Nature and prevalence of mental illness in the workplace.},
  author={Carolyn S Dewa and Alain D. Lesage and P. T. H. Goering and Michele Craveen},
  volume={5 2},
This discussion paper explores the state of knowledge about the prevalence of mental illness and its effect on the working population. Major trends in the literature are also commented on, and significant gaps in knowledge are identified. Annually, 12% of Canadians from 15 to 64 years suffer from a mental disorder or substance dependence. Few studies have examined the prevalence of mental disorders among Canadian workers. Results from Ontario estimate that monthly, about 8% of the working… CONTINUE READING