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New study by Barnay & Baudot reveals impact of work accidents on mental health and medication usage

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In a study published in the Health Economics Review, Thomas Barnay, Visiting Professor in Economics at Northeastern University and François-Olivier Baudot of ERUDITE, Université Paris-Est Créteil presents an eye-opening exploration of the consequences of work accidents on mental health and the use of psychotropic drugs, specifically benzodiazepines.

The research paper, titled Work Accident Effect on the Use of Psychotropic Drugs: The Case of Benzodiazepines, is available in the Health Economics Review, Volume 13, Article Number 48 (2023).

Work accidents can be life-altering events, both physically and mentally. These incidents can lead to a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorders. The new research dives deep into the implications of these accidents, focusing on the use of benzodiazepines as a treatment for these mental health challenges.

The study, conducted with data from the French National Health Data System, analyzed over 350,000 individuals who experienced a single work accident in 2016 and a non-work accident group of more than 1.1 million people. Their findings are illuminating:

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