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A survey of stress in psychiatrists working in the Wessex Region

  • Shanaya Rathod (a1), Leena Roy (a2), Maureen Ramsay (a3), Mrigendra Das (a4), Jon Birtwistle (a5) and David Kingdon (a6)...
Abstract
Aims and Methods

The study explored job-stress experienced by psychiatrists, its effect on their lives and the coping mechanisms used.

Results

The response rate was 62%. The younger group reported higher stress levels and used more positive coping strategies than the older groups. Female doctors were more likely to report being stressed. Aspects of the job experienced as most stressful include on-call duties and dealing with difficult and hostile relatives.

Clinical Implications

Anxietyand depressive symptoms are reported frequently in psychiatrists. Strategies to deal with the identified causes need to be put in place.

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A survey of stress in psychiatrists working in the Wessex Region

  • Shanaya Rathod (a1), Leena Roy (a2), Maureen Ramsay (a3), Mrigendra Das (a4), Jon Birtwistle (a5) and David Kingdon (a6)...
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