Report: One In Three Psychiatrists Affected By Burnout.

Medscape (4/2, Lowes) reports, “One in three psychiatrists say they are burned out, but that makes them one of the more engaged, satisfied specialties in a profession with a serious case of the blues, according to the 2013 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report. Fewer hassles with third-party payers and a greater sense of control over their work world may explain why a smaller percentage of psychiatrists walks around like extinguished matchsticks, say observers of the specialty.” Medscape notes, “among all physicians, nearly 40% experience at least one of three symptoms used to define burnout for the survey: a loss of enthusiasm for work, cynicism, and a low sense of accomplishment.”

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