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Study: Working overtime can raise depression risk

A new study shows that logging those long overtime hours may increase your risk of depression.

January 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Working all that overtime may actually be bad for your mental health.

A new study by British researchers shows logging more than 11-hour days can more than double your risk of depression.

That's compared to employees who work just eight hours a day.

The findings suggest that the stress of a long work day is a contributing factor to depression.

Researchers also say long hours result in problems with relationships which may trigger depression.


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