An Australian study into the links between workplace stress and depression has found that, in people of working age, almost one in six cases of depression are caused by stress at work. The study defined stressful work conditions as a combination of high job demands and low control over how the job gets done. The researchers found that more women than men experienced stress and that stress was more likely in lower-skilled occupations. Nearly one in five working women and one in eight working men with depression had problems due to job stress.
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