Employees who are spared the pink slip during company downsizing appear to be the lucky ones as their colleagues get laid off.
A new study indicates the kept employees could be at risk for mental health problems.
Researchers in Finland looked at data on prescriptions for anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills among more than 26,000 workers.
Men who had lost their jobs were most likely to receive such a prescription.
The men who kept their jobs were still 50 percent more likely to be on medicines than workers whose companies did not go through layoffs.