Antidepressant Skills at Work:
Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace
The following is an online version of the workbook. Printable PDFs for offline use and printing are also available or download.
- Why focus on depression at work?
- What is depression?
- What are the effects of depression on work life?
- What causes depression?
- What can I do about depression?
- What should I know about medication?
- Should I tell people at work about my depression?
- Should I take time off work?
- How can I return to work successfully?
- What lifestyle changes might be helpful?
Dan Bilsker, PhD
Dr. Bilsker is a clinical psychologist who works at Vancouver General Hospital and is an
Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction (CARMHA), Faculty of
Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University.
Merv Gilbert, PhD
Dr. Gilbert is a clinical psychologist who is a Principal in Gilbert Acton and provides consultation on
organizational and employee health and productivity.
Joti Samra, PhD
Dr. Samra is a clinical psychologist and Scientist with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction (CARMHA), Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University.
Antidepressant Skills at Work is an adaptation of the Antidepressant Skills Workbook (2005; www.carmha.ca/antidepressant-skills/adult/), authored by Dr. Dan Bilsker and Dr. Randy Paterson. Antidepressant Skills at Work was developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders concerned with depression in the workplace, including workers who have experienced mood problems, employers, union representatives, physicians, occupational health professionals, disability management personnel, and employee and family assistance providers.
Antidepressant Skills at Work was developed by the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction (CARMHA), Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, with funding from BC Mental Health and Addiction Services (BCMHAS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, Province of British Columbia, Canada. We would like to thank Peter Coleridge, Senior Advisor, BCMHAS, for his role in the development of this guide and its ongoing use by employers, employees, service providers, and health professionals.
Copies of this book can be downloaded and printed at no cost from: www.bcmhas.ca/research or www.carmha.ca/selfcare/. Employers and organizations who wish to do a print run of this manual are requested to contact infocarmha.ca. Note: This book is meant to provide accurate information about depression. It is not a psychological or medical treatment and is not a replacement for treatment where this is needed. If expert assistance or treatment is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.
© 2007 BCMHAS, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.