from International Journal of Environmental Research
I can remember when being called a “workaholic” was like a badge of honor. Workaholics are people who often work seven or more hours than others per week. There may be financial reasons for some workaholic behavior, but for some, it is simply work addiction. An international group of researchers wrote in the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health that workaholism, which is its own behavioral disorder, can lead to physical and mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety or sleep disruption. Authors found high job demands may be the most important factor associated with work addiction—a factor that needs attention of employers as well as employees.