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Doctors still see own mental health problems as sign of weakness, research finds

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 23 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1861
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Employers in the medical profession must take steps to reduce the stigma of mental illness among their workforce so that doctors feel able to get help, researchers from Swansea University have said.

The recommendation came as a survey of UK doctors, conducted by the BMA, found that most doctors (80%) were at a high or very high risk of burnout, with junior doctors most at risk.1

For their study, to be published in an upcoming edition of the International Review of …

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