ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN THE WORK PLACE
PART I – SECTION I - REFERENCE LIST
To facilitate my search criteria, I sought the use of various search engines such as Google scholars, Bing, ProQuest and Academic OneFile. In order to identify what I was meant to research and comprehend, I used certain keywords and certain phrases which are relevant to the topic I picked. The following are the keywords that I picked for search purpose
• Causes of anxiety in workplace
• Workplace depression
• Effect of Alcohol and drug dependence on workplace
• Anxiety and work environment
• Boredom in job
• Stress in workplace
• organizational commitment & employee ...view middle of the document...
• Anxiety disorders:
It is a blanket term covering several different forms of a type of common psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive rumination, worrying, uneasiness, apprehension and fear about future uncertainties either based on real or imagined events, which may affect both physical and psychological health.
• Substance abuse:
Substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. Medline's medical encyclopedia defines drug abuse as "the use of illicit drugs or the abuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are indicated or in a manner or in quantities other than directed."
• Workplace Bullying:
It is the tendency of individuals or groups to use persistent aggressive or unreasonable behavior against a co-worker or subordinate. Workplace bullying can include such tactics as verbal, nonverbal, psychological, physical abuse and humiliation.
"workplace bullying" has become synonymous with inappropriate workplace behaviours, there are a number of debates in the literature as to how to specifically define and measure the phenomenon ( Zapf et al. , 2003). The main concepts underlying the operational definition of bullying include repeated negative acts that recur over time, and where there is a power difference between the perpetrator and target ( Einarsen et al. , 2003). (Jenkins, Winefield, & Sarris, 2011)
Stress typically describes a negative concept that can have an impact on one’s mental and physical well-being
An external stressor, i.e.an event which overwhelms normal ego functioning, involving a change in steady state, causing a reduction of ego defensive and coping capacity and usually involving a problem of mastery
• Mental health:
List of 30 references which was identified as relevant to the topic
1. West, L., Lee, A., & Poynton, C. (2012). Becoming depressed at work: A study of worker narratives. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 27(3), 196-212. doi: 10.1080/15555240.2012.701184
2. Furlan, A. D., Gnam, W. H., Carnide, N., Irvin, E., Amick, B. C., Derango, K., . . . Bültmann, U. (2012). Systematic review of intervention practices for depression in the workplace. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 22(3), 312-21. doi: 10.1007/s10926-011-9340-2
3. Dehue, F., Bolman, C., Völlink, T., & Pouwelse, M. (2012). Coping with bullying at work and health related problems. International Journal of Stress Management, 19(3), 175-197. doi: 10.1037/a0028969
4. Giorgi, G., Ando, M., Arenas, A., Shoss, M. K., & Leon-Perez, J. (2012). Exploring personal and organizational determinants of workplace bullying and its prevalence in a japanese sample. Psychology of Violence, doi: 10.1037/a0028049
5. Wallace, S. (2012). Workplace Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 22, 2012, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/workplace-depression/