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Archived updates for Friday, October 19, 2007

Hurrah! We're Number Eleven (for Depressive Episodes)

Past Year Major Depressive Episode among Full-Time Workers Aged 18 to 64
by Occupational Categories for 2004-2006

Source: The NSDUH Report of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics Group. Get the bigger picture from Robert J. Ambroji at Inside Opinions, where he notes that

This study focused on occurrences of major depressive episodes, not milder
symptoms, which may account for its divergent findings [from previous studies] concerning lawyers. It reports that 6.4 percent of lawyers had such an episode in the past year, with the incidents higher among female lawyers than male (8.2 percent for women and 4.6 percent for men).

Now let's shoot for number 21, just behind our science and engineering clients in the patent arena.

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Blogger Colm said...

Yeah? I don't think so - I suspect that lawyers are less likely to report depression than other professionals because of our training to be in control!

October 19, 2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger Rodger said...

Depression seems to affect everyone, it more important in this day and age than global warming

Anti Depression Medication

October 19, 2007 8:27 PM  

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