Are ‘Workaholics’ Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety? - Health Council

“Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests. These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, the study authors said.”

“Also, nearly three times as many workaholics were deemed to have an anxiety disorder — 34 percent versus 12 percent. And the researchers said they found that the rate of depression was tripled — 9 percent compared to 3 percent — in the workaholic group. Genes may explain the link between workaholism and mental illness in some people, Schou Andreassen said. It’s also possible that workaholism may contribute to mental illness, or the other way around. The study doesn’t provide any answers on this front.”

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