Is your job making you depressed?

Image: Getty ImagesMost people in today’s economy are happy just to have a job — any job. But work-related factors like long hours, a poor relationship with your boss, and lack of control over daily tasks — factors that can get worse when the boss is pinching pennies — can contribute to depression as well.

Clearly having a job is better than not having one when you really need it. Those who are unemployed tend to have higher rates of depression (almost 13 percent) than those who are employed full time (7 percent).

But research suggests that some jobs can be more depression-prone than others for a variety of reasons, and certain work-related factors are known to be particularly bad for those already struggling with depression. read more