Some jobs are more depression-prone than others. Here are 10 fields (out of 21 major job categories) in which full-time workers are most likely to report an episode of major depression in a given year. But if you want to be a nurse (number four), it doesn’t mean you should pick another profession.
“There are certain aspects of any job that can contribute to or exacerbate depression,” says Deborah Legge, Ph.D., a licensed mental health counselor in Buffalo. “Folks with the high-stress jobs have a greater chance of managing it if they take care of themselves and get the help they need.”