Doctors unlikely to seek help for  mental health concerns

Doctors unlikely to seek help for own mental health concerns, study shows (Alexa St. John)

“Physicians, particularly those who are also mothers, are not likely to report or seek help for mental health issues, according to a University of Michigan study published last week in the General Hospital Psychiatry journal…This is primarily due to fear of a general stigma surrounding mental health concerns, but a concern that is particularly exacerbated for medical practitioners, according to the study…“Before the year starts, the level of depression and suicidality and anxiety is the same in these incoming doctors as they are in the general population,” Sen said. “But then during the year it is four or five times greater, which is a huge problem, and the only thing that changed is this training environment.”"

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