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Stressed doctors are more likely to binge drink and have sleep problems, finds study

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 16 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2245
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Doctors who experience stress or burnout from work are more likely to turn to alcohol and binge eating to cope and have a higher risk of sleep problems, shows a survey of over 400 doctors.1

The study, carried out by researchers from University College London and Birkbeck, University of London, found that 34% (of 392 doctors who answered this question) said they used substances (drugs, food, or alcohol) to make themselves feel better, and 22% (of 393) said that this consumption helped them get through …

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