Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo
versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X
MINGOTE ADAN, José Carlos; GALVEZ HERRER, Macarena; PINO CUADRADO, Pablo del y GUTIERREZ GARCIA, Mª Dolores. The patient with depression at work. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2009, vol.55, n.214, pp.41-63. ISSN 0465-546X.
The distinction among normal feelings of sadness, burnout and depressive disorders is not always easy to differentiate. In too many occasions, we lack the accurate procedures to deal with these problems and very often work conditions are an impediment to carry out a satisfactory and complete approach. These conditions can even originate, keep or mediate in many of the cases. Depression is a disease as any other and anyone can have it, but more of the 50% of the cases tend to cronify or complicate with other diseases. If we don't do an early diagnosis to treat it in an effective way, the consequences will be very negative for workers and organizations. With this purpose we review each type of depressive disorder, its possible effects and recognition at work to approach an treat the ill person.
Palabras clave : Mental health; workplace; depression; adaptative disorder.