Work functioning impairment in the course of pharmacotherapy treatment for depression.
ABSTRACT: This study investigated the association between the duration of pharmacotherapy treatment for depression, or discontinuation from treatment, and work functioning impairment. This was a retrospective cohort study examining 30,409 workers. Work functioning impairment was assessed using a questionnaire, and treatment status was assessed using medical claims data. Odds ratios (ORs) of workers with severe work functioning impairment compared with healthy workers (control group) were calculated using logistic regression analysis. Continuous medical treatment was associated with severely impaired work functioning regardless of treatment period [continuous medical treatment; 4 months?<: OR?=?3.2, 4 months??, 10 months?<: OR?=?2.6, 10 months??, 14 months?<: OR?=?2.3, 14 months??, 16 months?<: OR?=?2.3, which are all statistically significant (p?
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