Shift Work and Mental Health: Findings from a new Atlantic PATH study

We are pleased to announce the latest in our research on Atlantic PATH shift workers! Sweeney et al. (2021) evaluated the relationship between mental health and shift work in a matched study with 12,413 participants, including 4155 shift workers and 8258 non-shift workers. Shift workers were more likely to have increased rates of depression and poor self-rated health, as well as depressive and anxiety symptom scores compared to non-shift workers. The full article can be found free for 50 days compliments of Elsevier –

This research builds on our previous work that found an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes among shift workers, despite higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sedentary behaviour (