Sadly, many doctors continue to suffer with untreated or poorly treated depression, owing to fear of seeking treatment in a medical environment that stigmatizes and punishes physicians with mental health issues. In fact, many physicians experience occupationally induced depression, and those who have non–career-related risk factors for depression seem more likely to suffer from depression than the general population, owing to the tremendous self-sacrifice required of our doctors.
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Cite this: Pamela L. Wible. Doctors and Depression: Suffering in Silence - Medscape - May 11, 2017.