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These references from the literature address mental health issues and may be worth considering in particular cases.
Please note that no attempt is being made to provide a comprehensive review of topics pertinent to mental health and the workplace.

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Occupational Psychiatry
Introduction to occupational psychiatry. Washington DC: Committee on Psychiatry in Industry, Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, 1994, vii-xiv. 
Kahn JP, Langlieb AM, eds. Mental health and productivity in the workplace. San Francisco: John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
Sperry L. Organizational dynamics. In: Corporate therapy and counseling. New York: Brunner Mazel, 1996; 30-68. 
Sperry L. Understanding organizations: a primer for occupational medicine physicians. In Farid A, Brodsky C, eds. Psychosocial and corporate issues in occupational dysfunctions. Occupational medicine: state of the art reviews. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, 1996; 651-661.
General Psychiatry
Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, eds. Kaplan and Sadock's comprehensive textbook of psychiatry. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry, Fourth Edition, Text Revised. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 2000.
Brain Trauma
Granacher RP. Traumatic brain injury: methods for clinical and forensic neuropsychiatric assessment. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2003.
Mood Disorders
Charbonneau A, Bruning W, Titus-Howard T, et al. The community initiative on depression: report from a multiphase work site depression intervention. J Ocup Environ, Med 47: 60-67, 2005.  
Claxton, AJ, Chawla AJ, Kennedy S. Absenteeism among employees treated for depression. J Occup Environ Med 41: 605-611, 1999
Dewa CS, Goeing P, Lin E, et al. Depression-related short-term disability in an employed population. J Occup Environ Med 44: 628-633, 2002. 
Finkelstein S, Berndt ER, Greenberg P, et al. Improvement in subjective work performance after treatment of chronic depression: some preliminary results. Psychopharmacol Bull 32: 33-40, 1996.
Hirschfeld RMA. Guidelines for the long-term treatment of depression. J Clin Psychiatry 55: 61-69, 1994.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Birmes P, Brunet A, Carreras D, et al. The predictive power of peritraumatic dissociation and acute stress symptoms or post-traumatic stress symptoms: a three-month prospective study. Am J Psychiatry 160: 1337-1339, 2003. 
Brunet A, Weiss DS, Metzler TJ, et al. The Peritraumatic Stress Inventory: a proposed measure of PTSD criterion A2. Am J Psychiatry 158: 1480-1485, 2001.
Davidson J, Pearlstein T, Londborg P, et al. Efficacy of sertraline in preventing relapse of post-traumatic stress disorder: results of a 28-week double-blind placebo-controlled study. Am J Psychiatry 158: 1974-1981, 2001.  
Emsley RA, Ceedat S, Stein DJ. Post-traumatic stress disorder and occupational disability in South African Security Force members. J Nerv Ment Dis 191: 237-241, 2003.

Heinrich M, Wagner D, Schoch W, et al. Predicting post-traumatic stress symptoms from pre-traumatic risk factors: a two-year prospective follow-up study in firefighters. Am J Psychiatry 162: 2276-2286, 2005.

Johnson J, Maxwell A, Galea S. The epidemiology of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatric Annals 39: 326-334, 2009.  

Krakow B, Johnston L, Melendrez D, et al. An open-label trial of evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy for nightmares and insomnia in crime victims with PTSD. Am J Psychiatry 158: 2043-2047, 2001.
Lating JM, Sherman MF, Lowry JL, et al. PTSD reactions and coping responses of East Coast and West Coat American Airlines flight attendants after September 11th: a possible psychological contagion effect. J Nerv Ment Dis 192: 876-879, 2004. 
Lating JM, Sherman MF, Everly GS, et al. PTSD reactions and functioning of American Airlines flight attendants in the wake of September 11th. J Nerv Ment Dis 192: 435-441, 2004.
Marshall RD, Beebe KL, Oldham M, et al. Efficacy and safety of paroxetine treatment for chronic PTSD: a fixed-dose, placebo-controlled study. Am J Psychiatry 158: 1982-1988, 2001.
Sachinvala N, von Scotti H, McQuire M, et al. Memory, attention, function, and mood among patients with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder. J Nerv Ment Dis 188: 818-823, 2000.  
Schnyder U, Moergeli H, Klaghofer R, et al. Incidence and prediction of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in severely injured accident victims. Am J Psychiatry 158: 594-599, 2001.
Zayfert C, Dums AR, Ferguson RJ, et al. Health functioning impairments associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder and depression. J Nerv Ment Dis 190: 233-240, 2002.  
Stress Concepts
Levi L, et al. Stressors at the workplace: theoretical models. Occup Med 15: 69, 2000.  
MacDonald LA, et al. Covariation between workplace physical and psychosocial stressors: evidence and implications for occupational health research and prevention. Ergonomics 44: 696, 2001.
Ostry AS, et al. A comparison between the effort-reward imbalance and demand control models. BMC Public Health 27: 10, 2003.
Peterson M, Wilson JF. The culture-work-health model and work stress [review]. Am J Behav 26: 16, 2002.
van Vegchel N, et al. Reviewing the effort-reward imbalance model: drawing up the balance of 45 empirical studies [review]. Soc Sci Med 60: 1117, 2005.
Bal SG, Kuhn A, Wall D, et al. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment for gernalized anxiety disorder: A double-blind, prospective comparison between paroxetine and sertraline. J Clin Psychiatry 66: 94-99, 2005.
Lenze EJ, Mulsant BH, Shear MK, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of citalopram in the treatment of late-life anxiety disorders: results from a 8-week randomized placebo-control trial. Am J Psychiatry 162: 146-150, 2005.
Mogg K, Baldwin DS, Brodrick P, et al. Effect of short-term SSRI treatment on cognitive bias in generalized anxiety disorder. Psychopharmacology 176: 466-470, 2004.
Schatzberg AF, Blier P, Delgado PL, et al. Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome: consenus panel recommendations for clinical management and additional research. J Clin Psychiatry 67: 27-30, 2006 [suppl 4].
Workplace Stressors
Dunnagan T, Peterson M, Haynes G. Mental health issues in the workplace: a case for a new managerial approach. J Occup Environ 43: 1073, 2001.  
Elovainio M, et al. Organizational justice: evidence of a new psychosocial predictor of health. Am J Public Health 92: 105, 2002.
Jamison CS, et al. Contemporary work characteristics, stress and ill health. Am J Hum Biol 16: 43, 2004.
Joksimovic L, et al. Perceived work stress, overcommitment, and self-reported musculoskeletal pain: a cross-sectional investigation. Int J Behav Med 9: 122, 2002.  
Kompier M. The psychosocial work environment and health- what do we know and where should we go? Scand J Work Environ Health 28: 1, 2002.
Sutinen R, et al. Organizational fairness and psychological distress in hospital physicians. Scand J Public Health 30: 209, 2002.  
Somatoform Disorders
Bowman ES, Markland ON. Diagnosis and treatment of pseudoseizures. Psych annals 35: 306-316, 2005.  
Brodsky CM. The psychiatric epidemic in the American Workplace. In Larsen RC, Felton JS, eds. Psychiatry injury in the workplace. Occupational medicine: state of the art reviews. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, 1988; 653-662.  
Chodoff P, Lyons H. Hysteria, hysterical personality and "hysterical" conversion. Am J Psychiatry 114: 734-740, 1958. 
Eisendrath SJ, McNeil DE. Factitious disorders in civil litigation: twenty cases illustrating the spectrum of abnormal illness-affirming behavior. J Amer Acad Psychiatry Law 30: 391-399, 2002.  
Factitious Disorders
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry, Fourth Edition, Text Revised. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 2000.  
Eisendrath SJ, McNeil DE. Factitious disorders in civil litigation: twenty cases illustrating the spectrum of abnormal illness-affirming behavior. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 30: 391-399, 2002.  
Feldman MD. Playing Sick? Brunner-Routledge; New York, 2004. 
Feldman MD, Eisendrath SJ. The Spectrum of Factitious Disorders. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1996.
Hutchinson GL. Disorders of Simulation: Malingering, Factitious Disorders, and Compensation Neurosis. Madison, CT: Psychosocial Press, 2001. 
Krahn LE, Hongzhe L, O'Connor MK. Patients who strive to be ill: factitious disorder with phsyical symptoms. Am J Psychiatry 160: 1163-1168, 2003.  
Phillips KA (ed). Somatoform and Factitious Disorders (Review of Psychiatry series, vol 20, number 3). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2001. 
Shift Work
Akerstedt T. Shift work and disturbed sleep/wakefulness [review]. Occup Med (Lond) 53: 89, 2003.  
Drake CL, et al. Shift work sleep disorder: prevalence and consequences beyond that of symptomatic day workers. Sleep 28: 9, 2005.
Kerin A, Aguirre A. Improving health, safety and profits in extended hours operations (shiftwork). Ind Health 43: 201, 2005.
Knutsson A. Health disorders of shift workers [review]. Occup Med (Lond) 53: 103, 2003.
Lac G, Chamoux A. Biological and psychological responses to two rapid shiftwork schedules. Ergonomics 47: 1339, 2004.
Mohren DC, et al. Prevalence of common infections among employees in different work schedules. J Occup Environ Med 44: 1003, 2003.
Stress and Disease
Ariens GA, et al. High physical and psychological load at work and sickness absence due to neck pain. Scand J Work Environ Health 28: 222, 2002.
Eriksen W, et al. Work factors as predictors of intense of disabling low back pain: a prospective study of nurses' aides. Occup Environ Med 61: 398, 2004.
Hoogendoorn WE, et al. High physical work load and low job satisfaction increase the risk of sickness absence due to low back pain: results of a prospective cohort study. Occup Environ Med 59: 323, 2002.
Kessler RC, et al. Lifetime and 12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders in the United States: results from the National Comorbidity Study. Arch Gen Psychiatry 51: 9, 1994.
Kivimaki M, et al. Work stress and risk of cardiovascular mortality: a prospective cohort study of industrial employees. BMJ 325: 857, 2002.
Kuper H, Singh-Manoux A, Siegrist J, Marmot M. When reciprocity fails: effort-reward imbalance in relation to coronary heart disease and health functioning within the Whitehall II study. Occup Environ Med 59: 777, 2002.
Markovitz JH, et all. Increases in job strain are associated with incident hypertension in the CARDIA study. Ann Behav Med 28: 4, 2004.
O'Donnell ML, et al. Post-traumatic stress disorder and depression following trauma: understanding comorbidity. Evid Based Ment Health 8: 27, 2005.
Smoot DT, Go MF, Cryer B. Peptic ulcer disease [review]. Prim Care 28: 487, 2001.
Swaen GM, et al. Psychosocial work characteristics as risk factors for being injured in an occupational accident. J Occup Environ Med 46: 521, 2004.
Tsutsumi A, Kayaba K, Theorell T, Siegrist J. Assocation bewteen job stress and depression among Japanese employees threatened by job loss in a comparison between two complementary job-stress models. Scand J Work Environ Health 27: 146, 2001. 
Stress Management
Bond FW, Bunce D. The role of acceptance and job control in mental health, job satisfaction, and work performance. J Appl Psychol 88: 12057, 2003.  
Eriksen HR, et al. Improving subjective health at the worksite: a randomized controlled trial of stress management training, physical exercise and an integrated health programme. Occup Med (Lond) 52: 383, 2002.
NIOSH. Health topics-Stress:
Rahe RH, et al. A novel stress and coping workplace program reduces illness and healthcare utilization. Psychosom Med 64: 278, 2002. 
Stein F. Occupational stress, relaxation therapies, exercise and biofeedback. Work 17(3): 235, 2001.
van der Klink JJ, et al. The benefits of interventions for work-related stress. Am J Public Health 91: 270, 2001.
Zolnierczyk-Zreda D. The effects of worksite stress management intervention on changes in coping styles. Int J Occup Saf Ergon 8: 465, 2002.
Workplace Violence

Alim TN, Feder A, Graves RE. Trauma, resilience and recovery in a high-risk African-American population. Am J Psychiatry 165: 1566-1575, 2008.

Resnick Pj, Kausch O. Violence in the workplace: role of the consultant. Consult Psychol J 47: 213-222, 1995.

Warshaw LJ, Messite J. Workplace violence: preventive and interventive strategies. J Occup Environ Med 38: 993-1006, 1996.
White SG, Hatcher C. Violence and trauma response. In Larsen RC, Felton JS, eds. Psychiatric injury in the workplace. Occupational medicine: state of the art reviews. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, 1988; 667-694.
Larsen RC. Psychiatric fitness-for-duty examinations. In: Kahn JP, Langlieb AM, eds. Mental health and productivity in the workplace. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003; 329-346.
Workers' Compensation
Dembe AE. Access to medical care for occupational disorders: difficulties and disparities [review]. J Health Soc Policy 12: 19, 2001.  
Grant BL, Robbins DB. Disability in workers' compensation. In: Kahn JP, Langlieb AM, eds. Mental health and productivity in the workplace. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. 347-368.  
Larsen RC. Workers' compensation stress claims: workplace causes and prevention. Psychiatr Ann 25: 234-237, 1995.
Leigh GP, McCurdy SA. Differences in workers' compensation disability and impairment ratings under old and new California law. J Occup Environ, Med 48: 419-425, 2006.  
U'Ren R, U'Ren M. Workers' compensation, mental health claims, and political economy [review]. Int J Law Psychiatry 22: 451, 1999.  
Lawton B. The EAP and workplace psychiatric injury. In: Larsen RC, Felton JS, eds. Psychiatric Injury in the workplace. Occupational medicine: state of the art reviews. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, 1988; 645-706.
Autoerotic Behavior
Ferrando RL, McCorvey E Jr., Simon WA, Stewart DM. Bizarre behavior following the ingestion of levo-desoxyephedrine. Drug Intell Clin Pharm 22: 214-217, 1988.  
Gowitt GT, Hanzlick RL. Atypical autoerotic deaths. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 13: 115-119, 1992. 
Shields LB, Hunsaker DM, Hunsaker JC III. Autoerotic asphyxia: part I. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26: 45-52, 2005.
Shields LB, Hunsaker DM, Hunsaker, JC III, Wetli, CV, Hutchins, KD, Holmes, RM. Atypical Autoerotic Death: Part II. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26: 53-62, 2005.
Tournel G, Hubert N, Rouge C, Hedouin V, Gosset D. Complete autoerotic asphyxiation: suicide or accident? Am J Forensic Med Pathol 22: 180-183, 2001.
Refugee Populations
Boehnlein JK, Kinzie JD, Ben R, et al. One-year follow-up study of post traumatic stress disorder among survivors of Cambodian concentration camps. Am J Psychiatry 142: 956-959, 1985.
Corrado RR, Tompkins E. A comparative model of the psychological effects on the victims of state and anti-state terrorism. Int J Law Psychiatry 12: 281-292, 1989.
Lavik NJ, Hauff E, Skrondal A, et al. Mental disorders among refugees and the impact of persecution and exile: some findings from an outpatient population. Br J Psychiatry 169: 726-732, 1996.  
Weine SM, Becker DF, McGlashan TH, et al. Psychiatric consequences of "ethnic cleansing": clinical assessments and trauma testimonies of newly resettled Bosnian refugees. Am J Psychiatry 152: 536-542, 1995.