It’s no secret lawyers suffer from depression, anxiety, substance use, and other serious issues at higher rates than the general population. But a recent survey takes a closer look at how work-related factors affect each gender. The survey, published by Justin Anker from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Patrick Krill from Krill Strategies LLC, surveyed 2,863 attorneys last year.
Overall, the findings show a meaningful difference between men and women attorneys concerning the prevalence of stress, substance misuse and attrition, along with the significance of workplace risk factors, such as overcommitment and permissiveness of alcohol.
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