Psychiatric illness in female physicians: Are high rates of depression an occupational hazard?

Carol S North, Jo Ellyn M Ryall

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Abstract

More than half of female physicians may experience a psychiatric illness during their lifetime. Depression is by far the most common such disorder, and the suicide rate is alarmingly high. However, female physicians appear to be at lower risk for substance abuse than male physicians. The medical profession could benefit from increased awareness of depression among female physicians and removal of barriers to treatment, such as stigma and discrimination against those with psychiatric illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233+240+242
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume101
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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