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Stress and Depression – The Taboo and What We Can Do About It



Gitte Klitgaard discusses the stress and stress-induced depression that hits many knowledge workers and yet it is still a taboo. Gitte discusses the taboo and explores why it hits knowledge workers so often, as well as offers several tips and tricks to prevent it.


Gitte Klitgaard is an Agile Coach, Pirate, Dragon Lady, Hugger, friend, and much more. She is agile: live it and love it. She has taken the oath of non-allegiance. Gitte has more than 10 years experience in different aspects of software development and is currently working with Agile and people. She wants to change the world by helping people in their work life.

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Software is Changing the World. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Nov 01, 2015