Since 2006, the number of days of absence of German workers has declined due to mental illness for the first time. This is evident from the current Sick-leave analysis of the DAK. In 2018, it was due to 236 days of absence per 100 Workers with this diagnosis – 5.6 percent less than in the previous year. Nevertheless, problems with the Psyche has an average of 15.2 percent, still on rank three of the most common diseases, as the chart from Statista shows. Most often, the diagnosis of depression occurred.
Overall, the workers reported last year, slightly more often sick than in 2017. The largest part of the days of absence accounted for in the past year, with 20.9 percent of the muscle-skeleton-diseases. Overall, an inability to work one handed with 48.6 percent of the Insured, almost every Second, at least the message, the average duration of sick days was 12.6 days.