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Mental Illness and Occupational Health

April 29, 2015 Mary Anne Alexander, MD

It can no longer be disputed that mental health at work is a significant problem for occupational health clinics across every industry. Employees are increasingly suffering from conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, significantly impacting their personal and professional lives, and resulting in huge productivity losses for their employers.Despite its significance, it remains a workplace issue that is largely avoided and overlooked by occupational health professionals of every kind.This paper will look to provide occupational health professionals with the tools they require to start the conversation in their organization about mental health. 

Download this paper and read:

  • How depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are costing organizations billions of dollars.
  • Why a systematic approach is critical to the success of any program to improve employee mental health.
  • Why employees from every level of organizations need to be aware of what tools are available to fight mental illness.

About the Author

Mary Anne Alexander, MD

Dr. Alexander has worked in the Occupational Health and Safety field providing outstanding medical care as well as managing the integration of technology into the practice of medicine for many years. She is currently the President of MD Prime Analytics, and a medical product consultant at Medgate. For 10 years, Dr. Alexander was the Deputy Medical Director of the Fairfax County Public Safety Occupational Health Center in Fairfax, Virginia providing occupational and primary care medical servic

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