Confronting Depression and Suicide in Physicians: A Consensus Statement Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Mental Health Services
  • Physicians
  • Primary Health Care
  • Suicide

abstract

  • The culture of medicine accords low priority to physician mental health despite evidence of untreated mood disorders and an increased burden of suicide. Barriers to physicians' seeking help are often punitive, including discrimination in medical licensing, hospital privileges, and professional advancement. This consensus statement recommends transforming professional attitudes and changing institutional policies to encourage physicians to seek help. As barriers are removed and physicians confront depression and suicidality in their peers, they are more likely to recognize and treat these conditions in patients, including colleagues and medical students.

publication date

  • June 18, 2003

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.289.23.3161

PubMed ID

  • 12813122

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3161

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 289

number

  • 23