Tuesday, October 30, 2007

How Depressing!!

The Associated Press reported today on data collected by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, that shows which occupations have the most employees who suffer from depression. I wasn’t totally surprised, but was certainly disappointed in their findings. Just goes to show you what can happen when you put yourself out there in an attempt to make other people’s lives better.

Number one on the list is...(drumroll) caregivers of children, the elderly, and people with severe disabilities. They came in at almost 11%. That’s high!

In second place is people who work in the food service industry. They have an incidence slightly over 10%.

The third highest group is healthcare workers and social workers, who are at 9.6%.

The full results of the survey can be found at USA.com.

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