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The Work Addiction Scale

Workaholism is not an officially recognized disease process, but those who work too much are more prone to depression and anxiety disorders, and these are real treatable illnesses. Examining your work pattern can motivate you to find more balance. You can then discover whether the changes you want are too difficult to maintain. This can help you decide the next step—seeking counseling or support from an EAP or counseling resource. Start with a screening tool called the Bergen Work Addiction Scale. Published research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows the online measurement tool as reliable for its purpose. Source: [Search: “Bergen Work Addiction Scale”]

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