The UN says technology makes us sad

Information overload is no laughing matter

Technology can kill you. Oh yes it can. Really.

You see, depression causes more work-related deaths and disabilities than anything other than heart disease. And now a recent study has shown that technology can cause depression.

The United Nations' International Labour Organisation says that the continual influx of information, whether via fax, email, text message or from a web site is causing a kind of overload which contributes to the rate of depression found in the workforce.

All joking apart, clinical depression is a genuine and serious medical condition, and it now affects one in ten of us at work. Office politics and uncertainty about the future of one's job are also major contributory factors, the study found. ®

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