The mental strain wore down the German workers

Mental effort, stress and burnout symptoms will become more common, 70 percent of the representatives of surveyed companies in Germany said in the survey, reports the German news agency (DPA), N1 Info reported.

Almost 39 percent of directors and managers stated that psychological stress in the workplace is already quite common in their companies. The survey, commissioned by the insurance company TC, was presented by the Workplace Health Counseling Institute, the Phoenix reports. Among policyholders, mental illness was one of the top reasons for absenteeism, said Karen Walkenhorst, TC's head of human resources.

According to TC data, the average number of sick days due to mental disorders among insured persons continued to increase last year - employees with such diagnoses were absent on average 3,33 days compared to 3,17 days from the previous year.

Burnout caused an average of 1,95 days of sick leave last year – compared to 1,85 days in 2021. In 2012, such diagnoses caused an average of 1,47 days of absence from work.

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