Employees with anxiety and depressive disorders work less hours and represent an expense to employers regarding health care costs and productivity. Persons with such problems are becoming social and economic burdens on the society.

This is one of the main reasons why there is an increased focus on creating such working environments that will make sure employees get enough rest to avoid stress and mental problems.

Different researches show that it is better to start with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and create a treatment plan that might involve psychologists and primary care than having evaluation and treatment solely by a primary care provider. This way, employees will have greater work productivity and improved quality of life.