Updated 06 August 2013

Depression a career barrier for women

Depression has been named as a barrier to success in the workplace for women in South Africa, according to a recent survey.


Depression interfered with work in various ways. Almost 65% of women reported that depression caused them to be quiet and reserved, and 41% said they were more prone to making job-related mistakes due to lack of concentration and sleep.

These findings were released as part of Pharma Dynamics’ ongoing public education and advocacy efforts for mental wellness in SA.

Those suffering from depression or anxiety can contact Pharma Dynamics’ toll-free helpline on 0800 205 026, which is manned by trained SADAG counsellors who are on call from 08h00 to 20h00, seven days a week. 


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