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The Link between Overtime and Depression

You are getting ready to head home and your boss swings by your desk. Something is coming and you are not sure. S/he them makes the dreaded request: “I am going to need you to work some overtime this weekend.”

If you are putting in overtime on a regular basis, you may be adding to your paycheck but at a major cost – the increased risk of major depression.

An extensive study from researchers in Europe found that emplyees who put in 10 or more hours per day have nearly two and a half times the risk of a major depression compared to their friend who work the standard 9-5.

NOTE: It would be interesting had this study included self-employed people, given they typically work both long and odd hours.


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David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.

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