Workaholism tied to psychiatric disorders

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    Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have examined the associations between workaholism and psychiatric disorders among 16,426 working adults.
    The study showed that workaholics scored higher on all the psychiatric symptoms than non-workaholics. Among workaholics, the main findings were that:
    • 32.7 per cent met ADHD criteria (12.7 per cent among non-workaholics).
    • 25.6 per cent OCD criteria (8.7 per cent among non-workaholics).
    • 33.8 per cent met anxiety criteria (11.9 per cent among non-workaholics).
    • 8.9 per cent met depression criteria (2.6 per cent among non-workaholics).
    According to psychologists behind this research, taking work to the extreme may be a sign of deeper psychological or emotional issues. Whether this reflects overlapping genetic vulnerabilities, disorders leading to workaholism or, conversely, workaholism causing such disorders, remain uncertain.

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-05-workaholism-tied-psychiatric-disorders.html
     

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