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Work is a daily fixture in many people’s lives. But living with depression while holding down a job can be hard. It may affect your performance and output at work, put strain on your relationships with your colleagues, or lead you to take more days as sick leave.

The University of Michigan Depression Centre recommend a number of strategies to help you make the most of your job situation.

An important aspect of recovering from depression is continuing to participate in as many of your regular daily activities as possible during treatment. For many people, work is high on that list.

Many of the strategies they recommend can be put into action before you ever set foot in your workplace or schedule your first job interview. By playing an active role in your own treatment plan you will find it easier to bring out your very best at work.

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