FREMAP presents the "Study of the evolution of mental and behavioural disorders in cases of temporary disability" (2015 to 2021)

MADRID (29/08/2022)

The The "Study of the evolution of mental and behavioural disorders in cases of temporary disability" prepared by FREMAP, analyses 380,000 cases of sick leave from a sample of 3 million workers in the period 2015 to 2021.

In these seven years, the average incidence of processes of temporary disability due to mental and behavioural disorders (MBD) showed an upward trend in all age groups, with a rise of 17.36%, according to the study. The greatest increase was recorded in the group under 35 years of age, which rose from 1.65 in 2015 to 2.16 in 2021. This represents an increase of 30.91%, compared to 8.28% in the age group of over 49 years and 14.37% in the age group of 35 to 49 years.

The incidence of sick leave due to mental and behavioural disorders reached a peak in 2019 (2.15%) and, after the fall in 2020 at the start of the pandemic, in 2021 it showed an increase (1.96), situating it at a level close to that registered prior to the pandemic.

With regard to the increase in the average duration of sick leave due to this cause, the greatest increases were recorded in the group of 35 to 49 years, which rose from 67.76 days in 2015 to 100.57 days in 2021, with an increase of 48.42%.

The age group of over 49 years increased the length of leave by 46.45% and the age group of under 35 years increased by 29.55%.

 It is noteworthy that, according to the report, 15.04 cases of sick leave caused by these disorders were registered in 2021 (excluding the impact of COVID-19), which represents the second group of illnesses that caused the most sick leave, after musculoskeletal disorders.

 

Go to the Report: https://gestionit.fremap.es/Documents/pdf/informeTMC-REV0.pdf