Skip to comments.British workers 'are the most depressed in Europe' as one in four is diagnosed with the illness
Posted on 10/01/2012 7:29:00 PM PDT by traumer
European survey found 26% of British workers diagnosed with depression Britons and Germans took the most time off as a result - 41 days on average
British workers are the most likely to be diagnosed with depression in Europe, a survey has found. The worrying extent of the illness in the UK was laid bare by the poll that revealed 26 per cent of Britons had received the diagnosis from their GP, compared with 12 per cent of Italians.
Those in the UK also took the most time off as a result of the illness, recording 41 days on average compared with the European mean of 36.
The study from the European Depression Association, also revealed than one in 10 working people in Europe have taken time off because of the debilitating psychological condition, which is equivalent to 21,000 lost working days. In 2010, depression was estimated to cost the EU £73billion.
Despite the size of the problem, nearly one in three managers reported they had no formal support or resources to deal with employees who have depression, and 43 per cent called for better policies and legislation to protect employees.
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Must be that awful food. Kidneys? For Breakfast?
And they don’t have Obama....
They must get some great extra paid days off for having work depression. Gees, wish I had those benefits back when.
Oh yes. Seeing their country cannibalized by immigrants. And when they’re depressed, they’re “ill”.
Bet you a few public jihadist hangings would clear that depression right up.
Living with Brits would be tedious!
Depression frequency = % Muslims in your country
“Must be that awful food. Kidneys? For Breakfast?”
Personally, I prefer blood pudding and blood sausage with runny eggs for breakfast. After that I’ll take a shat and wipe my arse with some of that fine English 400 grit toilet paper.
And they have jobs...
I’m willing to bet the depression has gone up as secularism and loss of faith has gone up. Any takers?
Geez! I go years between sick days. And there is always the constant pressure from HR to use up accumulated vacation days before they convert to cash ....