Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Ranking Of Most Depressive Professions in USA

The baby-sitters and nurses, as well as members of other public caterers more often suffer from depression. That is the conclusion of The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), who researched the relationship between the profession and the risk of depression, reported The Washington Post.

In the study, scientists used the national survey data (National Survey of Drug Use and Health), which involved more than 60,000 people. Among those surveyed, there were persons working full time, people aged 18 to 64 years. "Depression Ratings" cover 21 fields of professional activities.

The largest number of people suffering from depression was registered among those who take care of elderly and sick people, as well as nurses caring for small children. Almost 11% of workers in this field each year suffer from depression for two or more weeks.

On the second place are public catering workers - waiters, cooks and bartenders: 10,3% of them are exposed to the symptoms of depression - bad mood, accompanied by bad sleep, loss of appetite, and the impairing concentration.

The third place was taken by social and health workers. Among them 9,6% suffered from depression.

Less exposed to depressions were stated to be the architects, engineers and scientists: only 4,3% of them experienced symptoms of depression.

Results of the survey showed that 7% of working people experienced depression at least once a year, with a length more than two weeks. Among the unemployed this amount increased to 12,7%. Women suffer from depression more often than men, and young people more often than the older, was stated in report. So, working full-time would appear to help prevent depression.

Depression of the employees affects the income of employers. Every year for that reason American companies are losing between 30 and 40 billion dollars, said the SAMHSA report.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lower The Stress In Your Life

You can get down your stress at work and at home for a better living. It can be done by organizing and structuring your life.

Both: the work and the home stress you out, this makes your whole life stressful.
First of all you need to organize your time at work and at home. This is the usually cause of people getting stressed out. When you are not organizing things in time, they are done at the last moment, which develops into stress. Get your time at home structured too: if coming home and doing 50 things at the same time, you are not completing anything. This (not completed things) makes you feel disappointingly unsuccessful and incomplete, leading again to stress.

Stop, and organize your work surroundings. Get you work routine structured as you do have one, not getting all the things done whenever you have the chance. Of course there are always happening unexpected things, but things won't get out of control so much if you'll have most of them well organized and structured.

Another good method of keeping stress out of life is allowing time for yourself at the workplace and at home. Take a few days at home for just relaxing - do not do anything important. Just do what you have to do and after that have some time for yourself. The same can be done at work - try to take breaks if you're not too busy.

Not taking time for ourselves and not organizing our life brings the stress state. Enjoy the time whenever you get the chance, relax and be the master of your time.