MENTAL ADJUSTMENT

HOW FAR SHOULD EMPLOYERS GO TO HELP SOMEONE WITH A PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS STAY ON THE JOB?

Irene Wozny, 40, is an attorney for the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation in Baltimore. She is fortunate enough to have found work she enjoys, but every so often she gets derailed by chronic major depression, a mental illness that can cause a loss of self-esteem, an inability to concentrate and a negative outlook on life. Wozny has been troubled by the disease for as long as she can remember. Last year she learned of an experimental program for depression run by the National Institute of Mental Health, but in order to participate, she needed to arrive at work an...

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