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The DSM-5 – Increased costs for employers?

The DSM-5 has arrived. Despite what employers and disability providers may think about the changes, there is no choice but to deal with this revised and authoritative text on mental disorders.

 

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HRinfodesk Poll result and commentary: The presence of psychological risks or mental illnesses in the workplace

The Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace standard was released on January 16, 2013, by the Canadian Standards Association. Canadian companies and employees across the country can turn to a new national standard to help them identify and address psychological risks and mental health issues in the workplace. We wanted to know if employers were aware of any cases of psychological risks or mental illnesses in their workplaces. This is why our last poll asked readers: Have you encountered employees who suffer from psychological risks or mental illnesses (i.e., depression, bipolar) in your workplace?

 

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Excessive overtime doubles depression risk

A January 25, 2012, British research study indicates that people who work 11 or more hours a day have double the odds of becoming depressed compared with those who don’t work overtime. But why is this important for us as employers to know?

 

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