New Study on Pink Slips and Mental Health Problems

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.

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