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Table of Contents
  • Is a Comprehensive Service Program model the future of EAP?
  • Survey: 80 percent of Japanese employees say work affected by personal problems
  • Work-related factors associated with sustainable work attendance
  • US workplaces lose 172 million work days yearly to depression
  • Is brain research entering a golden age?
  • To drink or not to drink: Decision-making center of brain identified
  • Suicide on the homefront in military families
  • Number of adults using ADHD drugs reaches new high
  • New findings on chemical linked to bipolar psychosis
  • Study: Suicide risk greater with disturbed sleep than mental health disorders

  • Is a Comprehensive Service Program model the future of EAP?
    Taylor & Francis
    A review of the historical evolution of EAPs in the U.S. over the past 40 years concludes that the future of employee assistance lies with its adoption of a Comprehensive Service Program model. To be successful, EA providers also will need to move away from their current "commodity focus" and "return on investment paradigm." Instead, they must begin to identify the critical functions EAPs perform for work organizations that make them indispensable strategic partners in employers' universal pursuit of productivity and innovation.
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    Survey: 80 percent of Japanese employees say work affected by personal problems
    The International EAP Research Institute
    The International EAP Research Institute, a subsidiary of JEAP Peacemind Inc., surveyed over 700 employees to determine if their job performance was negatively impacted by personal problems. The results revealed that a majority of employees believe their work is affected by issues of daily living. Workers over 40 are especially concerned with elder care challenges. A majority of employees were open to and wanted EA services. Moreover the survey revealed that offering these services can improve productivity, increase company loyalty and help in the attraction and retention of senior level employees.
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    Work-related factors associated with sustainable work attendance
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    To analyze if organizational climate and work commitment, demand and control, job strain, social support and physical demands at work are associated with remain in work, that is, work attendance without sick leave over 15 days per year. This study adds to the rather scarce research findings on factors that promote RIW by identifying work organizational factors and physical prerequisites as being important.
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    US workplaces lose 172 million work days yearly to depression
    Everyday Health
    In lost time alone terms, U.S. workplaces lose an 172 million work days yearly to depression. Australian Graeme Cowan, who experienced a horrific five-year mental breakdown, published a report on this topic called, The Elephant in the Boardroom: Getting Mentally Fit for Work. A former joint managing director with the management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, Graeme now works with leadership teams to help them create Thriving Tribes that focus on both performance and collective mood.
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    Is brain research entering a golden age?
    LiveScience
    Most recently an influx of veterans suffering from PTSD, depression and dying by suicide has raised awareness and aroused sympathy for people with psychiatric disorders. However, the growing number of violent episodes, including shootings at schools, movie theaters, malls and the workplace also — rightly or wrongly — calls attention to issues surrounding mental health and reinforces lingering stigmas surrounding issues of mental illness.
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    To drink or not to drink: Decision-making center of brain identified
    University of Georgia via ScienceDaily
    Although choosing to do something because the perceived benefit outweighs the financial cost is something people do daily, little is known about what happens in the brain when a person makes these kinds of decisions. Studying how these cost-benefit decisions are made when choosing to consume alcohol, a researcher identified distinct profiles of brain activity that are present when making these decisions.
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    Suicide on the homefront in military families
    CNN
    VideoBrief Although we're certainly not the first generation of military families to deal with the aftermath of war — there's simply no precedent for how repeated deployments have affected the mental health of military spouses, children, parents and siblings. It's like living in a continuous state of emergency for more than a decade and never being able to fully exhale in relief.
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    Number of adults using ADHD drugs reaches new high
    Time
    The number of adults taking ADHD drugs rose by more 50 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report from pharmacy management organization Express Scripts. The authors of the report note that the increased rate of ADHD medication among adult women could be due to the fact that females tend not to display the disruptive behavior symptoms of disorder, but are more inattentive and therefore may be overlooked when they are kids.
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    New findings on chemical linked to bipolar psychosis
    PsychCentral
    Researchers have discovered a gene that is likely to play a role in the risk of psychosis in bipolar disorders. The condition involves recurrent episodes of mania and depression, interspersed with "euthymic" periods with no depressive or manic symptoms.
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    Study: Suicide risk greater with disturbed sleep than mental health disorders
    The Medical News
    Sleep disturbances are an important risk factor for suicide, say researchers, who found that disturbed sleep contributed more to the risk than mental health disorders in a Japanese population. The team, led by Manami Kodaka (National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo), says that "identifying sleep disturbances would be more efficient in suicide prevention than focusing on mental illnesses."
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