Workaholism suffer from depression and increased anxiety
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Norwegian scientists from the University of Bergen (University of Bergen) tried to find the relationship between workaholism and some mental disorders. To do this, they conducted a study, which was attended by almost 16,500 people.
In order to understand whether a person is a workaholic, scientists used a special questionnaire. On each of its entrance, seven participants were asked to answer questions by selecting a number from 1 (never) to 5 (always). For example, they were asked whether the work does not affect negatively on their health, whether they are under stress, when someone distracts them from work, or if they refuse to hobbies and leisure, choosing a job. In the event that the subjects by answering most of the questions were selected 4 or 5, it is possible to consider them workaholics. There among the participants in the experiment was 7.8%. Video:
The results showed that almost a third of the participants attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity symptoms were found in 25.6% — signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, almost 34% is characterized by increased anxiety, and in 8.9% of the symptoms of depression were identified. These indicators are among those who was not a workaholic, it was much lower: for example, depression was found in only 2.6% of participants, and anxiety — 12%.
Shu Andreessen (Schou Andreassen) explains that it is necessary to continue to study how workaholism is associated with various neurological disorders.