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New research has revealed that toxic workplaces can be hazardous mental health. The year-long study is the University South Australia. Researchers found that full-time workers who work companies or organizations that do not prioritise employees' mental health are three times more likely to suffer depression. The researchers examined the adverse effect "toxic" environments health. Elements a toxic workplace included poor management practices, bullying, and a failure to consider mental health issues. The researchers indicated that if employees are unhappy work, mistreated or burnt , their productivity will suffer and absenteeism will increase.

Lead researcher Dr Amy Zadow said mental health issues created the workplace can be attributed poor management practices and values. She said: "Evidence shows that companies who fail to reward or acknowledge their employees hard work, impose unreasonable demands workers, and do not give them autonomy are placing their staff a much greater risk depression." She added: "Bullying a work unit can not only negatively affect the victim, but also the perpetrator....It is not uncommon everyone in the same unit to experience burnout as a result." Depression affects 260 million people worldwide and causes many people to take their own lives.

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