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Female physicians might be more vulnerable to burnout


Physicians Practice reports:

“Some research indicates that women physicians are more likely to suffer from burnout than their male colleagues. One oft-cited study found women’s risk of burnout was a whopping sixty percent greater.   Other studies clearly show that female physicians are at greater risk of depression than are male physicians, and certainly burnout is a common driver of depression. In addition, according to a survey of women physicians conducted by Katherine Gold, M.D., family physician and mental health researcher at the University of Michigan , women doctors are particularly concerned about the consequences of reaching out for help.’

However, woman physicians may have better skills than do male doctors in trying to address burnout.

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