Paid care work and depression: a longitudinal study of antidepressant treatment in female eldercare workers before and after entering their profession

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Previous studies have reported that employees in paid care work (e.g., child, health, and elderly care) have increased rates of hospitalization with depression and treatment with antidepressants. It is unclear, however, whether these findings reflect a causal effect of the work on employee mental health or a selection into these professions.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesDepression and Anxiety (New York)
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)605-613
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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