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  • Study: As Many as 28.8% of Medical Residents May Be Depressed

    • December 29, 2015
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    More than one in four doctors in the early stages of their careers has signs of depression, a comprehensive new study finds. And the grueling years of training for a medical career may deserve some of the blame. That's bad news not just for the young doctors themselves, but also for the patients they care for now and in the future. Depressed doctors are known to be more likely to make mistakes or give worse care.

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  • 20-60% of Medical Residents, Practicing Physicians Report Burnout and Depression

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    The suicides of two medical residents in New York City last fall have thrown a spotlight on a real problem among health care professionals, particularly physicians. Medical students, residents and practicing physicians commonly report symptoms of burnout and depression. Rates vary depending on the group, but range from 20-60%. Frank suicidal ideations (when someone has serious thoughts or plans about suicide) are reported in 5-10% of physicians.

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