Saturday, November 4, 2017
The study from the University of Toronto compared two surveys of lawyers in Canada and the United States. Thousands of attorneys participated, and the data showed a correlation between signs of depression and traditional markers of success. Additionally, lawyers who worked at large law firms were the most likely of the legal population to experience mental health problems.
University researchers said that this study disproves the common idea that career success leads to personal success. They said that the findings highlight a need for change in the industry.
The researchers attribute the prevalence of depression to stress.
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