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Mental illness in the medical profession: Nigeria in the world

  • A. O. Ogunlesi (a1) and E. O. Akande (a1)
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It is widely acknowledged that the medical profession can be highly stressful. In addition, practitioners in many developing countries face the peculiar problems of poor remuneration, lack of necessary clinical facilities and a heavy clinical case load (due to the lack of qualified manpower). Such a scenario can easily aggravate those medical practitioners with pre-existing deeply rooted emotional conflicts as well as personality vulnerabilities and can result in mental decompensation.

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Mental illness in the medical profession: Nigeria in the world

  • A. O. Ogunlesi (a1) and E. O. Akande (a1)
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