Approaching happiness by beating depression

Approaching happiness by beating depression

This blog is obviously focused mostly on understanding and enhancing happiness. At times, however, we all experience depression and other (so called) negative emotions. This is a normal part of being human but it is definitely worth noting that to experience real and meaningful happiness, to achieve satisfaction and fullfillment and happiness in all its various and glorious forms, one must at times tackle depression (at home, at work and in our communities).

So if you feel you need to address some of these issues in order to find more happiness, you might like to check out some of the articles listed below:

Study finds depression treatment aids productivity in the workplace

By Kyung M. Song

Seattle Times health reporter

Employers who screen and guide depressed workers through treatment options reap an average of three extra weeks of productivity from each of those employees per year, according to the first national study designed to measure whether such interventions pay off for businesses.

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Study: Quickly treating depression helps workers and company’s bottom line

Sep 25 2007 4:27PM

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) Treating depression appears to be a good business move.

A new study suggests that by quickly getting employees treatment and even offering telephone psychotherapy companies can cut absenteeism and improve workers’ health.

A researcher with the National Institute of Mental Health, which funded the study, says it shows that spending money on depression is a smart business move.

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Enhanced Program Improves Depression

(September 25, 2007 – Insidermedicine) People with depression who participate in a workplace outreach support program report fewer symptoms and improved productivity, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Once again, if you want happiness you might need to attend to distress; and if you think you need some help check out the courses, coaching and resources options here at The Happiness Institute or alternatively, at