Addressing Mental Health Needs among Physicians

Authors: Katherine Buck, PhD, LMFT, Aaron Grace, PsyD, Tina Runyan, PhD, ABPP, Lauren Brown-Berchtold, MD


Physician burnout is a national phenomenon with far-reaching implications for health systems, patients, patient care, and clinicians.1–5 Burnout is related to clinically significant depression6 and anxiety7; doctors have overall prevalence rates of depression that are similar to the general population,8 and in medical students and residents the rates are even higher.9,10

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