Survey Explores Reasons Why US Physicians With Mental Health Disorders May Not Seek Treatment

In “Health & Science,” the Washington Post (1/7, Morris) reported, “A survey of 2,000 US physicians” published in the November-December issue of General Hospital Psychiatry “found that roughly half believed they had met criteria for a mental health disorder in the past but had not sought treatment.” The physicians, who “listed a number of reasons they had shunned care, including worries that they’d be stigmatized and an inability to find the time,” also “voiced a troubling reason for avoiding treatment: medical licensing applications.”

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— “Why doctors are leery about seeking mental health care for themselves,”Nathaniel P. Morris, The Washington Post, January 7, 2017.

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