January 22, 2011

Japanese workers in 30s experience majority of mental health problems according to recent survey

" .. according to a survey by the Japan Productivity Center..survey, conducted in April and May, covered 2,243 listed companies. Among the 251 firms who gave valid responses, 44.6 percent said the number of employees with mental health problems, such as depression, has increased over the past three years...By age bracket, 58.2 percent of employees with mental problems are in their 30s and 22.3 percent are in their 40s...In order to reverse the trend, companies have to strengthen preventive measures, such as improving the office atmosphere."


Source: Mental health still a concern at firms
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
2010/08/23
http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201008220157.html

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