Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bi-Polar Employees Benefit from Workplace Support - PSYCH CENTRAL

by Rick Nauert PhD
Originally published: August 
Publisher: PsychCentral.com 

New research clarifies the challenges many people with bipolar face in the workforce while suggesting opportunities to improve the worksite experience.

Investigators discovered workplace environments may be unsupportive as people with bipolar disorder often find themselves unemployed due to exclusion, stigma and stereotypes directed at them at work.

These workers had to disclose their condition to co-workers and employers to receive special accommodations or more support, but often the outcomes are negative, say researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles.