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Pre-Existing and New-Onset Depression and Anxiety Among Workers With Injury or Illness Work Leaves.
- Author(s): Gaspar, Fraser W;
- Jolivet, Daniel N;
- Wizner, Kerri;
- Schott, Fred;
- Dewa, Carolyn S
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1097/jom.0000000000001985
ObjectivesTo examine the influence of depression and/or anxiety on work leaves and the impact of work leaves on experiencing a new-onset depression and/or anxiety disorder.
MethodsIBM's MarketScan® research databases were linked to investigate depressive and anxiety disorders in workers with a work leave due to an injury or non-mental health illness (n = 467,930) and without a work leave (n = 2,764,447).
ResultsThe odds of a work leave within a year were 2.10 times higher (95%CI: 2.08-2.13) in individuals with depression and/or anxiety compared to those without. The odds of developing a new-onset depression and/or anxiety within a year was 4.21 times higher (95% CI: 4.14-4.27) in individuals with a work leave compared to those without.
ConclusionDepression and anxiety are both risk factors for and subsequent outcomes of injuries or illnesses that require a work leave.
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