This chapter addresses work issues associated with two commonly encountered clinical manifestations of work dysfunction: anxiety and depression. Although both are apparently quite common, they are not always considered to be separable constructs and have been shown in some studies to exhibit moderate to high correlations (e.g., Meier, 1991; Warr, 1992). Many of the studies on the psychological effects of work on individual mental health pair anxiety and depression together, assuming them to be more or less interchangeable (e.g., Donat, Neal, & Addleton, 1991; Shankar & Famuyiwa, 1991) or simply lump them together into a "mental strain" factor (e.g., Arsenault, Dolan, & Van Ameringen, 1991). Although the two constructs are indeed related both conceptually and empirically, it still makes sense to consider each separately.
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Publication information: Book title: Counseling and Psychotherapy of Work Dysfunctions. Contributors: Rodney L. Lowman - Author. Publisher: American Psychological Association. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 1993. Page number: 143.
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