Stress among doctors

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6981.742b (Published 18 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:742
  1. Lorrie Symons,
  2. Rajendra Persaud
  1. Senior house officer Consultant psychiatrist Warlingham Park Hospital, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9YR

    EDITOR,—Having been directly involved in the mental health care of other doctors, we have seen at first hand the high levels of stress and sheer misery among doctors.1 2 We are concerned, however, that the explanations produced for these findings tend to focus the blame on factors external to the profession, such as working conditions, junior doctors' hours, and the need …

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