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20 February 2012

Work pressure sparks the blues

New research shows that a high-pressure job doubles the risk of anxiety and depression in young adults.

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New research shows that a high-pressure job doubles the risk of anxiety and depression in young adults. Working long hours, a high volume of work, and working towards non-negotiable deadlines can put you at risk.

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Here’s how to reduce the pressure: make sure that your job description is clear so that you know exactly what your responsibilities are; don’t cause unnecessary stress by coming late or being unprepared for meetings; don’t get involved in office politics – it just takes up time and energy; if you feel you’re being treated unfairly, do something about it by going through the right channels; you have a right to be involved in decisions that affect you at work, and you can ask for this; if your job has become a test of endurance and you hate every day, accept that you may not be able to change things from within – get your CV together and start looking for something else.

 
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