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GAVIN, Rejane Salomão et al. Association between depression, stress, anxiety and alcohol use among civil servants. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2015, vol.11, n.1, pp. 02-09. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: To identify depressive symptoms association with sociodemographic variables, exposure and dimensions of occupational stress. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with 1,239 workers in the technical and administrative category of a public university in the state of São Paulo. Questions were used to evaluate sociodemographic, depressive and anxiety symptoms, alcohol abuse and work stress. RESULTS: public employees reported working under low psychological demand and had high control over the work executed, as well as working with few emergencies. About a fifth of workers presented anxious and/or depressive symptoms and 13.2% met the criteria for problematic alcohol use. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study indicate relevant aspects to be focused on for planning and studies for intervention, for the prevention mental illness of workers, mainly related to depressive symptoms.

Palavras-chave : Depression; Stress; Psychological; Occupational Health; Cross-Sectional Studies.

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