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Working Overtime Increases Risk of Depression

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Workers clocking in more than the traditional seven- or eight-hour day are more likely to suffer from depression, according to a new study in the journal PLoS ONE.

Researchers from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University College London analyzed data from 2,000 British workers over nearly six years. They found that those who worked more than 11 hours per day were more than twice as likely to suffer from depression.

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Tags: Health, Stress, Work