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Nearly two thirds of doctors have anxiety or depression, BMA survey finds

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 05 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n22
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

A survey of over 7000 doctors conducted by the BMA in December found that, while many thought that their colleagues were coping with work during the covid-19 pandemic, most had concerns about the standard of patient care being delivered.

Of 7067 doctors in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland who answered a question on their mental health,1 58% (4067) said that they had symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, emotional distress, or another mental health condition related to or …

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