A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects

ScienceDaily | 8/21/2019 | Staff
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A recently completed Finnish study indicates that those who have been hospitalised due to a mental disorder before turning 25 have considerably poorer prospects on the labour market compared to the rest of the population. The risk of being absent from the labour market and not completing an upper secondary-level qualification or a higher degree is great.

The employment rate was the lowest among individuals who were hospitalised for schizophrenia. Of them, less than 10% were employed during the follow-up period of the study.

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Less than half of the individuals hospitalised for mood disorders worked after the age of 25.

The earnings of people with serious mental disorders...
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