14
Jun

State medical licensing boards’ practices may hurt physician mental health

Via Top Health News -- ScienceDaily

State medical boards ask physicians much more extensive and intrusive questions about mental health conditions than for physical health conditions, suggests new research. Despite national concern about physician suicide and well-being, research shows that even if physicians struggle with depression, they are reluctant to disclose and seek treatment because it could have serious consequences when they apply for their medical license.

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