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Study: Women who work long hours have higher risk of depression than men

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 08:31:56-05

(WXYZ) — Women who work long hours have a higher risk of depression than men, according to a study from the United Kingdom.

Researchers studied over 20,000 adults and found that women who work more than 55 hours a week had more symptoms of depression than women working a standard 35 to 40-hour work week.

Experts also found that women who worked longer hours hand 8 percent more depressive symptoms such as feeling worthless or incapable.

Researchers think this may be because some women are dealing with the pressures of comibing long hours on the job with unpaid domestic work and responsibilities at home.

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