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Mental health and the workplace: issues for developing countries

Centre for International Mental Health, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, Vic 3053, Australia

International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2009, 3:4doi:10.1186/1752-4458-3-4


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The capacity to work productively is a key component of health and emotional well-being. Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) are associated with reduced workplace productivity. It is anticipated that this impact is greatest in developing countries. Furthermore, workplace stress is associated with a significant adverse impact on emotional wellbeing and is linked with an increased risk of CMDs. This review will elaborate on the relationship between workplace environment and psychiatric morbidity. The evidence for mental health promotion and intervention studies will be discussed. A case will be developed to advocate for workplace reform and research to improve mental health in workplaces in developing countries in order to improve the wellbeing of employees and workplace productivity.