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Work-Related Stress Disorder

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were diagnosed with work-related stress disorder making them unable to work for a longer period of time in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000 and (d) 2002; and if he will make a statement. [113888]

We are not able to supply the information in the format requested. Information on cases diagnosed (by consultant psychiatrists or specialist occupational physicians) of anxiety, depression and other stress related ill health is available for 1999, 2000, and 2001 from the Health and Safety Executive's Occupational Diseases Surveillance Scheme (ODIN).

Newly diagnosed cases of anxiety, depression and other stress related ill health (in a 12 month period) (ODIN)1
1990Not available
1995Not available
1998–99Not available
2001–02Not available
1The ODIN surveillance system covers work-related mental ill-health as reported by Occupational Physicians and Psychiatrists. For the purposes of measuring Work- related Stress, cases diagnosed as "Anxiety/Depression" and "Other Work-related Stress" are used.