BigLaw Success Brings More Depression

The hazards of legal practice:

“People with higher income typically have better mental health. But the opposite is true for lawyers in the United States and Canada, according to a new study. The University of Toronto study found that higher-status lawyers in both countries have more symptoms of depression than peers in the public sector, and are no better off in terms of health. The study attributed the differences to overwork and work-life conflict, which increase with firm size. An early version of the study about the legal profession’s “status-health paradox” is here. The study found that the larger the firm and the more high-paying the job, the more likely a lawyer was to have depressive symptoms, the Toronto Star reports.”

Read: The legal profession’s ‘status-health paradox’: BigLaw success brings more depression, study says at ABA Journal – Daily News

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