29 percent of young doctors are depressed, study finds
About 30 percent of young doctors have depression or symptoms of it, according to an exhaustive new review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Residents — newly minted MDs, who enter years of graduate medical education starting with the notoriously intense intern year — often have mental health problems more often than the general population. The reasons are complex, ranging from long hours and sleep deprivation to bullying by attending physicians to a stigmatized attitude against mental illness.
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