Mondays are generally accepted as the worst day of the week. Your brain clings desperately to the snooze mode of the weekend, but you have to concentrate on the task at hand, and Friday seems too far to fathom. But could it be that it's not Mondays specifically that you hate — it's your job?
A study, published recently in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epistemology, suggests that some jobs have much higher rates of depression than others.
Using data representing about 214,413 western Pennsylvanians employed from 2002 to 2005, the study's authors calculated the incidence of depression across 55 industries. The highest rate of depression (16.2%) was found among bus drivers. The lowest (6.9%) was found among those in "amusement and recreation services," a broadly defined group that includes the sports, fitness, and performing arts industries.
Here are some more of the researcher's findings:
The Industries With The Highest Rates Of Depression