People who tend to the elderly, care for children and serve food and drinks have the highest rates of depression among U.S. workers.
Overall, 7 percent of full-time workers battled depression in the past year, according to a government report available yesterday.
Almost 11 percent of personal-care workers -- whose jobs include child care and helping the elderly and severely disabled with their daily needs -- reported depression lasting two weeks or longer.
During such episodes there is loss of interest and pleasure, and at least four other symptoms surface, including problems with sleep, eating, energy, concentration and self-image.
In a tie for third were health-care workers and social workers at 9.6 percent.
Lets try to care of ourselves and each other.....