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Little evidence linking depression and long working hours, says WHO

Long working hours may not be as closely linked to depression as many people thought

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Working excessive hours has long been thought to increase the risk of depression – but after conducting the largest ever review of research into this area, researchers say there is a surprising lack of evidence in support of the link.

An analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) is now challenging previous research findings and general public opinion that working long hours can be a trigger for depression.

The systematic review and …

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