Doctors have alarmingly high rates of depression12/09/16

Doctors have alarmingly high rates of depression. One reason: medical school.

 by Julia Belluz  Dec 9, 2016 

“A growing body of evidence suggests …the way we train doctors may endanger their mental health…researchers found that 27 percent experienced depression…three times higher than the general population…Things don’t necessarily improve after residents get licensed. Doctors have higher rates of suicide…among male physicians is 1.41 times higher than the general male population. And among female physicians… 2.27 times greater than the general female population…Medical training creates mental health disorders, then makes it impossible for many trainees to get help…given that doctors are supposed to be caring for others, the medical community needs to resolve this paradox."

Read more: http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/12/9/13857550/doctors-medical-students-depression-suicide-mental-health



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