It used to be that when employers were trying to identify a problem among employees, they were looking for obvious signs – drug or alcohol abuse, and/or any mention of doing harm to their employer or to themselves.

Thanks to the economy, things are so much more complicated than that. A survey out today from ComPsych shows roughly 40 percent of workers can't stop thinking about their problems. More than half are dealing with a major life or work change in the past year. These kind of changes often include moving, the death of a loved one, change in work responsibilities, etc.

Even minor problems "throw them for a loop," 35 percent said, while another one-third say they feel anxious or tense most of the time.

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