Sexual harassment at work increases risk of mental illnesses in women

A recent study says that women who go through sexual harassment at workplace are at an increased risk of suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders and post traumatic stress disorder.

The research found that women victims also opt to drink and take drugs to overcome the situation.

For the study, the team involved 2,000 people from Britain. They found that one in five women and 7% of men said that they were victims of sexual harassment at work.

The research suggests companies to be more active in making office rules and policies that stop sexual harassment.

It can be done by having proper reporting process, making employees more aware and educating them about such policies.

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