Depression can be quite the complex disease. With dozens of different causes, triggers and treatment, it can be quite hard to isolate and treat. A treatment which may work very effectively for one person can have absolutely no effect on another depressed individual. Interestingly, while there are numerous risk factors, triggers and causes, the exact cause as to why a person may develop the condition is still unknown. Certain aspects have been recognized to alleviate or worsen the condition, and treatment is administered based on these factors. Depression can be frequently triggered by relationships, personal perceptions, fear and other aspects. One of the most common culprits for the disorder is work. Depression at work is a rather common phenomenon. Mondays have always been received with sighs and moans because most people are unhappy with their work. Based on this, there is no surprise that work depression is a fairly prevalent occurrence.
Work related depression can be caused due to various reasons:
Stress is a common factor that contributes to the disorder. Irrespective of work or other factors, being constantly under stress, wears you down mentally and at some point it may snap resulting in a dramatic change in perception. Sometimes this can lead to depression. There is no doubt that work can be quite stressful. Stress is one of the most common causes for depression at work.
Having a job that is monotonous day in and day out with no variety can eventually bore a person. The person may start to eventually detest work because of the routine but may not have the option of leaving work due to the high risk in the job market these days. This could eventually lead to depression from work.
- Impassionate about the job
Having a job that is not as monotonous and is apparently interesting may still result in depression in certain individuals who don’t have a passion for the job. The only way to resolve this is to pursue your passion in life.
These are some of the factors that contribute to depression at work. Depression and work can be quite complicated as a job that has the aforementioned aspects does not guarantee that a person will in fact develop the disorder.
Depression that stems from work is quite easy to treat. Taking some time off or quitting and finding another job will usually resolve the issue. if this option is not available to you, other treatment options may be considered to deal with work without manifesting symptoms associated with the disorder.