Two in five GPs have had mental health problems, survey findsBMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3638 (Published 23 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3638
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
Around 40% of GPs in England and Wales have experienced conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, a survey has found.
Mind, the mental health charity, conducted the online survey of 1066 GPs in England and Wales. It found that many GPs with mental health problems would not consider turning to their colleagues for support.
Of those who responded, most (84%; 843) said that they would seek support from friends and family, while 77% (758) said that they would speak to their own doctor for support.
Just under half (45%; 445) said that they would …