Physicians in the us are exhausted and depressed

Health 19 January, 2018


Published the 19.01.2018 at 07: 30


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When doctors are patients, who can heal ? With more than 15 000 practitioners, with intense weariness and depression, the United States is facing a real problem. In regards to the depression, 12% of doctors feel ”depressed” and declare that they suffer from severe depression. Recent statistics on the general population of the United States shows that 6.7% of adults experience these same feelings. The majority of practitioners refer to their work as being at the root of their evil being. In fact, a survey of Medscape, mode of life and the mood of doctors, revealed that they were happy when they were not working.

An impact on patients

The report Medscape has also highlighted the fact that the depression was affecting the quality of the care they provided to their patients. A doctor of depression on three said that it was easily exasperated by his patients, and 32% were found to be less committed towards them. Finally, nearly 15% said their depression could cause them to make mistakes they would not usually.
“The report by Medscape on physiotherapy and psychotherapy is one of the most important things that we can do to help the doctors to solve these problems, provides Leslie Kane, the lead author of the report. The doctors are always subject to burnout.” The experts see the exhaustion at work cause a catastrophic depression.