Educational strategies to prevent depression

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1568a (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1568
  1. Paul Sackin
  1. General practitioner The Surgery, Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE17 5EQ

    EDITOR,--The recent Personal View by a general practitioner with depression made sad reading.1 It seems to me that many of the factors that contributed to the author's depression are causing other general practitioners to become depressed and burnt out. Many young doctors are voting with their feet and not risking entering general practice. Obviously, no single answer to these problems exists, but two educational initiatives in which I am involved have proved …

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