Work at moderate intensity helps to cope with symptoms of depression. This is indicated by the results of a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington (USA).
Concentration at work is useful for the traumatized psyche. Most importantly, this work was not too difficult or tedious. According to the data obtained, the work distracts the person from negative thoughts and direct the thoughts in a more productive direction.
In total, the study involved 120 persons at that time in a state of clinical depression. The volunteers were asked to concentrate on a career and continue to go to work. A few weeks mental health 70% of people was much better than it was at the beginning of the study.
Idleness provokes an additional influx of bad thoughts. Scientists believe that a depressed person should find yourself something to do, which is to replace negative experiences with positive emotions. One of the outputs work.