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CAVALHEIRO, Gabriela  e  TOLFO, Suzana da Rosa. Labor and depression: a study with professionals away from the workplace. Psico-USF (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.2, pp. 241-249. ISSN 1413-8271.

Work and depression, how to associate these phenomena? If there is a high incidence of cases of depression today, it will manifest in different degrees in the labor context, even if authors reiterate its centrality and importance to the construction of subjectivity. Scientific studies show depression as one of the most significant causes of absence from work. The paper presents results of a study which has identified characteristics of workers who were away from their work in a University of Southern Brazil due to depression. Thirty six cases were analyzed and identified as people away from work with a diagnosis of depression and related to varied reasons, from July to December 2009. The results confirm other studies such as the predominance of women, represented by 72% of cases, and present data from the historical view of illness, the absence from work and other singularities that permeate the history of the people surveyed.

Palavras-chave : Work; Depression; Disease process; Absence from work.

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