oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The workplace burden of depression
KZN paediatrician awarded paediatric pulmonology fellowship : news

Volume 74, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Depression, well known to reduce workplace productivity, causes significantly greater productivity declines when accompanied by common co-occurring conditions such as fatigue, sleep problems or anxiety, according to a large new study presented recently at the American Psychiatric Association's 160th Annual Meeting in San Diego. The study also showed that co-occurring fatigue or sleep problems significantly increased depression-related healthcare costs.

It is vital to ensure young skilled medical professionals remain in South Africa rather than leaving our shores to practise elsewhere. These are the words of Dr Omolemo Kitchin, who has been awarded the Altana Madaus Paediatric Pulmonology Training Fellowship.

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