Psychiatric Symptoms, Not Diagnoses, Have Most Effect on Work
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 12, Number 3, March 2014
Section editor, Glen Spielmans, PhD
Glen Spielmans, PhD, has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies ertaining to this educational activity.
Psychiatric disorders account for billions of dollars of costs related to absenteeism, reduced productivity, and treatment each year. Most research in this area has focused on standard DSM diagnoses, but it may be more informative to look instead at psychiatric symptoms, such as insomnia and emotional distress, and their effect on the workplace.