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The scale and impact of psychotropic medication use by workers

Smith, Andrew Paul ORCID:, Wadsworth, Emma Jane Kirsty ORCID:, Moss, Sussanna C. and Simpson, Sharon Anne 2004. The scale and impact of psychotropic medication use by workers. [Project Report]. HSE Research Report, vol. 282. Norwich: HSE Books. Available at:

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The present project had three main aims. First, to establish the prevalence and characteristics of psychotropic medication users in a representative sample of the UK working population. Secondly, to investigate the effects of psychotropic medication on performance efficiency and human error in a working sample. Finally, to determine whether there was an association between the use of psychotropic medication and the prevalence of workplace accidents and cognitive failures.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: HSE Books
ISBN: 0717629163
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Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 09:14

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