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Lifestyle factors in the association of shift work and depression and anxiety

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of 175,000 participants, shift work was significantly associated with a higher risk of depression and anxiety, and lifestyle factors partially mediated the associations. These findings not only support that shift work should be considered an occupational hazard, but also provide evidence for the urgent need for the development of public health interventions that promote healthy lifestyles aimed at improving the mental health of shift workers. 

Authors: Yanhong Gong, Ph.D., of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei, China, is the corresponding author. 

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