Downsizing really is bad for workers' mental health

May 2007
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;May2007, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p290
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study that determines how downsizing is harmful for the mental health of workers. According to the study, downsizing at work can decrease the mental health of employees. Researchers in the study examine prescriptions for psychotropic drugs during 1994-2000 among local government workers. The study shows that ratios of prescriptions for psychotropic drugs for men who lost or left their job after downsizing are higher than those who did not experience downsizing.


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