Mental health among physicians : Burnout, depression, anxiety and substance abuse in the occupational context.

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The prevalence rates of psychiatric disorders show a high risk for psychological impairment among physicians in Germany. There is evidence that the mental health of physicians exerts a significant influence on the quality of patient care. The estimated prevalence rates for burnout among physicians in Germany vary between 4% and 20% and for depression between 6% and 13%. In addition, there is evidence for impairment in the context of anxiety, suicidal tendencies and substance abuse. Importantly, work-related stress factors play an important role in the development of mental disorders among physicians. In addition to individual prevention and interventions, institutional measures have been shown to be effective as a preventive strategy. It is therefore important to establish effective interventions specifically tailored to physicians to reduce stress factors at work.


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