Va. Study Suggests a Higher Rate of Mental Illness Among Appalachian Mine Workers
Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – Mine dust lung disease (CMDLD) among coal miners has been well studied, mental illness among coal miners, especially in the Appalachian region, has not. While the management of workers has been to limit dust exposure and treat the lung conditions, not much focus has been given to the mental health aspect of the industry.
Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often fly under the radar in patients with chronic lung ...
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