We offer to our readers an interesting Medscape’s report on depression and burnout of American physicians. In addition to the link of the article, here is a short excerpt:
Among physician respondents, 42% reported burnout. Fifteen percent of all physicians admitted to experiencing either clinical (severe) or colloquial (“feeling down”) forms of depression (3% and 12% respectively). According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 6.7% of all American adults suffered at least one major depressive episode in the past year.