Doctors fear mental health disclosure could jeopardize their licenses
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Medicine is grappling with rising levels of physician burnout, one of the factors driving high rates of depression and suicide in the profession. But physicians who suffer from mood disorders are often reluctant to seek treatment – in part because it might jeopardize their license to practice. For instance, in one survey, around 1 in 15…

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  1. I would preferentially see one. They’re more likely to be empathetic to mental health challenges.

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  2. They’re human too it’s no different than if they’ve been through drug treatment

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  3. They are human and with the stress and pressure I’m sure some do have issues. Its when it effects their patients then GET help is easily available to them than patients. No discloser is necessary in my opinion

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  4. Doctors are human too and face many things in their professions. I think the should disclose and also use their own experience to help others, compassion. The problem is, I think they face issues, not unlike caregivers,” if they don’t who will?” Point being the Healthcare Industrial Complex in this Country needs to put people first and that includes the DRs and staff that works for them!!! Working longer hour shifts and being understaffed has larger affects than the bottom line on employees, patients, and unnecessary mistakes due to exhaustion and overwhelm. This will never change in this country until humans hold more value than the deflating dollar, sadly

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  5. Hello….. you already are . So whatever’s. Disclosure is individual.

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