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Economy concerns 'increase stress-related absences'

5 October 2011 Last updated at 10:33 BST

A study has concluded that stress has become the number one cause of long-term workplace absence.

With concerns over the economy mounting, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development also found a link between job security and mental health problems.

In the public sector, 50% of firms claim stress-related absences had increased in the past year.

John Moylan reports.