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People In High-Powered Jobs May Be Harder To Treat For Depression

Depression may be harder to treat in people with high-status jobs than it is in people whose positions are on lower levels of the corporate ladder, a new study suggests. Researchers studied how 650 people in Belgium, Italy, Israel and Austria responded to treatments for depression. About half (56 percent) of the 336 patients with high-status jobs didn’t experience fewer depressive symptoms after undergoing two rounds of different antidepressants and psychotherapy.
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