Interventions to Improve Return to Work in Depressed People
Description of Resource:
Depression is a major problem that affects about 300 million people globally. Symptoms of depression include the core symptoms of low mood or loss of interest coupled with other symptoms such as feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness or sleep problems. These symptoms usually impair functioning and therefore sickness absence is common in people with depression. This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of interventions that can help depressed workers to resume work activities. It found the following to be effective: work modification or coaching in addition to regular care, online or telephone cognitive behavioral therapy, and stretching exercises.